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Saul Raskin

November 28, 2010

Nogaisk, Russia, 1878 – New York, NY, 1976
“A specifically Jewish style… a sort of two and a half dimensional style.” – Saul Raskin

American painter, illustrator and cartoonist, Saul Raskin, was a Jewish Nationalist who visited Israel six times in his life. On each visit he translated his experiences into luminescent paintings and detailed drawings. He studied art in many different places including Ukraine, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland before he settled in the United States. Raskin was a teacher, writer and lecturer but he was famous for his illustrations of Jewish subjects. Raskin worked to create art that was easy for anyone to relate to. He believed that art should express the human condition in a clear and easily decipherable manner.

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