Wilno [Vilnius]: Drukarnia A. Dworeca, 1925.
First edition. Illustrated with two reproductions on Lichtenstein’s painting. Text in Yiddish. Illustrated exhibition guide to Isaac Lichtenstein’s 1925 exhibition in Vilnius, with his foreword in Yiddish, and the list of more than one hundred exhibited pieces grouped in three sections: oil paintings, watercolors and drawings, and scenic projects. Scarce 1925 exhibition catalogue of the Jewish Avant-Garde Artist Isaac Lichtenstein. Isaac Lichtenstein (1888–1981) painter, graphic artist, art critic. Lichtenstein was born in Łódź, Poland, and studied at Yehuda Pen’s art school in Vitebsk. As a young man, he traveled widely. In Paris, he was among the loose group of emigre Jewish, artists, living and working together at the collection of La Ruche (The Beehive) studios in Montparnasse. In 1912, together with Marek Szwarc and Joseph Chaikov Lichtenstein was one of the artists behind the publication of Machmadim, a textless journal of Jewish art. He arrived in London together with Lazar Berson, who founded the Ben Uri Art Society in 1915, with Lichtenstein as a founder member, to provide an art venue for Jewish immigrant craftsmen and artists then unable to gain access to mainstream artistic societies. Lichtenstein moved between London, Poland, Paris, and the United States, where he spent most of his life, reviving the Machmadim Publishing House devoted to the production of artistic Yiddish books. Not many of his paintings survived the Holocaust and wars, which gives particular importance to this scarce catalog of which we could not trace any copies in institutional holdings.