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THE ISAC FRIEDLANDER PAPERS

Personal papers documenting the career of the Latvian-born printmaker and illustrator, Isac Friedlander. The surviving pa- pers include copies of exhibit catalogs in which his works were included (and frequently illustrated); news cuttings concerning his work and prizes he won; and correspondence with fellow artists, groups, and institutions. Of particular note among his correspondents are John Taylor Arms and Arthur Heintzelman. A prolific etcher and wood engraver, Friedlander came to the United States in 1929.

See also the Friedlander collection, the largest available collection of his artwork in this country, includes some 150 prints, drawings, and other works of art. Friedlander's work emphasizes the imagery of his native Riga, the urban spectacle of New York during the Depression, and the sufferings of his fellow Jews in the Holocaust.

ca. 1928-1982 / 2.5 linear feet Gift of Marga Friedlander

Biographical notes:

1890, April 22 Born, Mitau, Latvia 1906-12 Arrested and imprisoned by Russian authorities for anti- Czarist Political activities 1913-17 Studied art at the Academy of Rome, Italy. Befriended by Russian write Maxim Gorky 1915 began printing career 1917 Repatriated to Russia during the Kerensky regime 1929 Emigrated to the US with the encouragement of cousin Joseph Hirshhorn 1930 Designed dustjacket for Black Manhattan by James Weldon Johnson 1934 Awarded first prize for print "Revival" at the 8th Annual Print Club of Philadelphia Exhibition 1943 Awarded first prize for print "Spiritual" at the 17th Annual Print Club of Philadelphia Exhibition 1947 Selected as outstanding etcher in the Britannica Book of the Year, 1947 1960 Awarded the Lilienthal Purchase Prize by the California Society of Etchers for "Ecclesiastes" 1968, August 23 Died, New York City BULK DATES: 1928 - 1968
SPAN DATES: 1928 - 1982

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Correspondence Series


SERIES: 2. Associations, Museums & Societies


SERIES: 3. Exhibition Series


SERIES: 4. Galleries Series


SERIES: 5. Illustrations Series


SERIES: 6. Publishing Series


SERIES: 7. Family-Related Series


SERIES: 8. Oversize Series


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