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Gershon Iskowitz fonds
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Series consists of photographs of Iskowitz’s family; images of Kielce, Poland; portraits of the artist and images of his studio; photographs of exhibition openings; and images of art works. Series includes one album, largely empty, containing photographs of Iskowitz from the mid-late 1940s. Series also includes a hand-crafted book of matches, the cover of which is made from photographs of a group seated at a banquet table (perhaps at the 1972 Venice Biennale?).

Iskowitz, Gershon, 1921-1988

[Photographs: family, Poland]

Most of the photographs in this file depict Kielce, Poland; date is estimated to be 1960s based on clothing and other image details. Family photographs include apparent vintage print and several copies of family group as above; image of Iskowitz's mother (?) and unidentified woman; unidentified family group apparently from 1910s. One photograph depicts men in concentration camp uniforms, Iskowitz not apparently among them.

[Photographs: portraits of Iskowitz and studio]

Includes early images of artist with his work; images of artist and studio in 1980s (?) by Doron Rescheff studio; a series of portraits of the artist with a green parrot. See also oversized photo prints (box 3).

[Press clippings]

Photocopied press clippings about Iskowitz's career: exhibition reviews, publications, and the Iskowitz Prize

Publicity material

Series consists of press clippings about Iskowitz’s career, and a portfolio of promotional material from Canada’s pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 1972, featuring images of Iskowitz and his work. Series also includes a laminated offprint from Art in America, 1983.

Iskowitz, Gershon, 1921-1988

[Writings about the artist]

Typescript writings about Iskowitz, one titled "The Iskowitz Phenomenon" and one entitled "Chapter Vii, 1972-1982" (a draft from Gershon Iskowitz: Painter of Light?); and a 2pp bibliography on Iskowitz.

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