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Judith Liberman Gallery

Art Works

Anne Frank's Hiding Place. Acrylic. 30" x 40". 1998.
Anne Frank's Amsterdam. Acrylic. 30" x 40". 1988. Road to Auschwitz. Acrylic. 30" x 40". 1988. Cross: Six Death Camps. Acrylic (Polyptych). 72" x 72". 1995.
Boarding. Acrylic. 30" x 40". 1987. Bunks. Acrylic. 30" x 40". 1987 The Hand. Acrylic. 30" x 40". 1987. Women In the Holocaust. Acrylic. 30" x 40". 1996
Insignia. Wall Hanging. 61" x 56". 1994. The Einsatzgruppen. Wall Hanging. 86" x 96". 1990. Six Million. Wall Hanging. 72" x 81". 1988. Fate of the Gypsies.  Wall Hanging. 62" x 80". 1990.
Hands Up. Wall Hanging. 46" x 97". 1989. Waiting: Self Portrait of a Holocaust Artist #101. Mixed Media. 18" x  18". 1997. Empathy: Self Portrait of a Holocaust Artist #102. Mixed Media. 18" x  18". 1997. Boxed: Self Portrait of a Holocaust Artist #40. Mixed Media. 8" x  10". 1997.
Soldier. Oil. 50" x 40". 1973.
Buddies. Oil. 50" x 40". 1973.
Unknown Genocide Victim. Mixed Media. 20" x 16". 1999. Portrait of  Genocide. Mixed Media. 30" x 40". 1999.

Artist's Statement

Even after thirty years and more, the excitement I feel daily at the challenge of creating art remains undimmed.  Over these many years, some aspects of my art have changed;  notable among these changes is the specific medium (oils, acrylics, graphics, collage, wall hangings, mosaics, ceramics etc.) I have selected as best suited to express my vision at a particular time.  Yet my art, through all its variety, remains constant in some important respects.  I have always worked in series, preferring to explore any given subject matter in depth.  Since my main interest is the state of mankind, I have explored that subject both directly and indirectly throughout my long involvement with art.  Whether in my VIETNAM series, the HOLOCAUST PAINTINGS, the HOLOCAUST WALL HANGINGS, the JEWISH HISTORY WALL HANGINGS, the SELF PORTRAITS OF A HOLOCAUST ARTIST , the HOMO SAPIENS series or my current GENOCIDE series  – and in countless other works – I have used art as a unique tool for the expression of my ideas and feelings about the human condition.

Artist's Biography

Born in Haifa, Israel, Judith Weinshall Liberman came to the United States after completing high school.  She earned four American university degrees in social studies and law, including a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School.  After settling in the Boston area in 1956, she studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, at Massachusetts College of Art, at the DeCordova Museum School and at the Art Institute of Boston.  She completed all course work for the M.F.A. degree at Boston University School for the Arts and is certified as an art teacher.  Ms. Liberman is an award winning author and illustrator. Her art has been exhibited in museums and other public institutions in the United States and in Israel.  Her work is represented in numerous public collections, including the collections of the Yad Vashem Museum in Jerusalem, the Ghetto Fighters' House Museum in Kibbutz Lochemai Hagetaot and the Haifa Museum of Modern Art in Haifa, Israel; the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, The Jackson Homestead Museum in Newton and the Museum of our National Heritage in Lexington, Massachusetts; The William Benton Museum of Art in Storrs, Connecticut; The Temple Museum of Religious Art of Temple Tifereth Israel in Cleveland, Ohio; and the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Judith Liberman's Curriculum Vitae
E-mail: liberman@tiac.net

Publications

HOLOCAUST WALL HANGINGS by Judith Weinshall Liberman
Published in 2002. Hardcover/dust jacket, plates in color and black and white. $50. Order from Schoen Books, www.schoenbooks.com .
Old Firehouse, 7 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
To order call: 413-665-0066 or email: schoen@schoenbooks.com

Book Summary

Holocaust Wall Hangings is an unusual book in that it combines reproductions of a series of unique, multimedia artworks about the Holocaust with analytical essays about these works written by three noted experts, each from a different perspective: the Holocaust and Holocaust art, art history, and Jewish art.  The artist's vision of the Holocaust as expressed in the Holocaust Wall Hangings is here represented by reproductions of forty-five of Judith Weinshall Liberman's artworks as well as by detailed annotations discussing the historical background and the art pertaining to each.  Her approach is also illuminated in an essay entitled "How I Create Them", in which the artist takes the reader step by step through the process of creating her wall hangings.  Judging by the reviews and comments about the Holocaust Wall Hangings during exhibitions of the artworks in museums and other public institutions in the United States and abroad, this book should be of interest to people of varied cultural backgrounds and a broad range of ages – from elementary school to old age.   HOLOCAUST WALL HANGINGS is a book that should appeal to students of history as well as to art lovers and to artists seeking a unique new form of expression.

Other Resources

Absence Presence

Current exhibit at Florida Holocaust Museum