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u tm a n n
— R
ew ish
Of all painters, probably no one has been more hailed or ac-
claimed by Jews as an outstanding
Jew ish
artist than Marc
Chagall, despite the artist’s protestations to the contrary. Hardly
a year passes that several books on the artist fail to appear. For
an appraisal of Chagall’s oeuvre, we now have the monumental
and highly objective work of his son-in-law, Franz Meyer,
M a rc
Chaga ll
(New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1963).
No sound historical study has yet appeared on Israeli art. T h e
lavishly illustrated book,
A r t in Israe lt
edited by Benjamin Tam-
muz and Max Wykes-Joyce (London, W. H. Allen, 1966) and the
relevant chapters in R o th ’s
Jew ish A r t
w ill give the reader some
idea of artistic trends and movements in Israel.
The books discussed, published between 1956-1966, reveal the
vast riches still extant, and those areas awaiting future studies in
the relatively new discipline of Jewish art history.