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Issachar Ryback
Bronze Judaica Expressionist Sculpture Russian Jewish Shtetl Goose Peddler

20th.c

$2,000

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A cast bronze sculpture depicting an elderly jewish peddler carrying a basket of geese going to the shtetl market. Signed on base. This is not editioned. there is no edition number. this might be an early cast from Palestine/Israel. Issachar Ber Ryback, also Riback (Іссахар-Бер Рибак; born 1897 in Elisavetgrad, today Kirovohrad, Ukraine; died 1935 in Paris, France) was a Ukrainian-French Jewish Expressionist painter. Ryback attended the art school in Kiev until 1916. He joined a progressive group of painters and was influenced by advocates of a modern Jewish literature such as David Bergelson and David Hofstein. The painters Alexander Bogomazov and Alexandra Exter were in Kiev at the time, and they taught him in 1913. In 1916 El Lissitzky and Ryback were given the task to make Jewish art memorials of Shtetls from Ukraine and Belarus. When he participated in an exhibition of Jewish paintings and sculptures in Moscow, Russia the spring 1917, his works were especially recommended. During the October Russian Revolution in 1917, he took part in multiple activities to redefine avantgarde Yiddish culture, and therefore went to Moscow. After his father was killed by Petljura's soldiers in the Pogroms in Ukraine, he fled in April 1921 to Kaunas and in October 1921 he obtained a visa for Germany. He was in Berlin until 1924. He was member of the Novembergruppe and exhibited his Cubist pictures at both the Berliner Secession and the Juryfreien Kunstausstellung. He also illustrated three small Yiddish fairy tale books for Miriam Margolin. His Shtetl-litographies was published in 1923 by Schwellen-Verlag. At the time the Jewish education organization World ORT was situated in Berlin and he made the draft for its logo. In 1924 he tried again to work in the Soviet Union decorating scenes at Yiddish theaters. In 1926 he emigrated to Paris and did not return to Russia. In 1928 he had a separate exhibition in the "Galerie aux Quatre Chemins“ and in 1929 in the "Galerie L’Art Contemporain“. His style of painting had turned to the Expressionistic coloring of the School of Paris in the interwar period. Further exhibitions followed at galleries in The Hague, Rotterdam, Brüssel and Antwerpen. In 1935 he traveled to the opening of his exhibition in Cambridge. He did not live to see the retrospective exhibition in Paris arranged by Georges Wildenstein. Rybak was a contemporary of the Jewish-Russian artists Natan Issajewitsch Altman, Boris Aronson, Mane Katz and Marc Chagall, who worked with handing down the Jewish tradition in modern art. Most of the works he left behind are in Museum Ryback in Bat Yam, Israel. Publications (selection) Ausstellung. J. Ryback. Buch u. Kunstdruckerei Lutze und Vogt, Berlin 1923. A l'ombre du passe. Les Editions Graphiques, Paris 1932. Leib Kvitko: In Vald ("Im Wald"), Zeichnungen von Issachar Ryback, Schwellen Verlag, Berlin 1922. In Jiddisch und in deutscher Übersetzung enthalten in: David Bergelson, Lejb Kwitko, Peretz Markish, Ber Smoliar: Der Galaganer Hahn : jiddische Kinderbücher aus Berlin ; jiddisch und deutsch, Aus d. Jidd. übertr. und hrsg. von Andrej Jendrusch, Berlin Leib Kwitko: Voigelen ("Vögel"), Zeichnungen von Issachar Ryback, Schwellen Verlag, Berlin 1922. In Jiddisch und in deutscher Übersetzung enthalten in: David Bergelson, Lejb Kwitko, Peretz Markisch, Ber Smoliar: Der Galaganer Hahn : jiddische Kinderbücher aus Berlin ; jiddisch und deutsch, Aus d. Jidd. übertr. und hrsg. von Andrej Jendrusch, Berlin Literature Salomon Wininger: Große jüdische National-Biographie. Kraus Reprint, Nendeln 1979, Issesokher Ber Ribak: zayn lebn un shafn. Paris 1937 Zalmen Reyzen: Ryback Issakhar Ber. In: Lexikon fun der yiddisher literatur, presse un filologie. Band 4, Farlag fun B. Kletskin, Wilna 1929, S. 316–320 Raymond Cogniat: I. Ryback. Ėditions L’Amitié Française, Paris 1934. Karl Schwarz: Jewish Artists of the 19h and 20h Centuries. New York 1949, S. 203–207 Mané-Katz – Issachar Ryback: Connections. Mané-Katz Museum, Spring 1993. Haifa, 1993. KULTUR-LIGE Artistic Avant-Garde of the 1910s and the 1920s. Nationales Kunstmuseum der Ukraine

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  • Creator
    Issachar Ryback (1897 - 1935, Ukrainian)
  • Creation Year
    20th.c
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.25 in (28.58 cm)Width: 6 in (15.24 cm)Depth: 4.5 in (11.43 cm)
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  • Condition
    good. casting is a bit rough. please see photos.
  • Gallery Location
    Surfside, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3826170132

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