Personal papers documenting the career of the Latvian-born printmaker and illustrator, Isac Friedlander. The surviving papers 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.
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