[In Yiddish:] 56 Tseykhnungen Fun Roten-Farband. [56 Drawings from the Soviet Union.]. William Gropper.
[In Yiddish:] 56 Tseykhnungen Fun Roten-Farband. [56 Drawings from the Soviet Union.]
[In Yiddish:] 56 Tseykhnungen Fun Roten-Farband. [56 Drawings from the Soviet Union.]
[In Yiddish:] 56 Tseykhnungen Fun Roten-Farband. [56 Drawings from the Soviet Union.]
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[In Yiddish:] 56 Tseykhnungen Fun Roten-Farband. [56 Drawings from the Soviet Union.]

Paris: Éditions “Le triangle”, [1928]. First edition. 56 numbered full-page illustrations by William Gropper. Text in Yiddish. Title printed in red and black. In publisher’s wrappers. [120] p. Cover is rubbed at the joints. Spine is somewhat worn. Altogether in very good condition.

Scarce publication of William Gropper’s drawings, depicting Jewish everyday life in Soviet Russia.

William Gropper (1897–1977) was an American cartoonist, painter, lithographer, and muralist, born to Jewish immigrants from Romania and Ukraine. He was a radical artist best known for his political paintings and cartoons. He was the chief illustrator of the Der Hammer, one of the most important Yiddish magazines outside of Europe.

Depicting Jewish life in the early years of the Soviet Union, the drawings and caricatures in this publication show a clear influence of Ryback and Chagall. Gropper made these drawings when he paid a visit to the Soviet Union in 1927 together with novelists Sinclair Lewis and Theodore Dreisler in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

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Price: €3,500.00