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Exhibitions for Loan or Rent

Exhibitions

Fritz Hirschberger: The Sur-Rational Holocaust Paintings

The Mute, The Blind, The Deaf Survivors share a special vision of having been victims of the Holocaust. Non-survivors cannot possess the same vision. Survivors possess memories that others can comprehend only in indirect ways. In some respect, the only “authentic” Holocaust art may be said to be the art of the survivors.  Fritz Hirschberger’s Sur-Rational Paintings fit into this category. The paintings represent an attempt by Hirschberger as survivor and Jew to depict his impression of historical events and his own emotional and frequently cynical responses to events of the Holocaust.

Using a “naïve” style of representation combined with familiar themes from Christian art, plus Renaissance-like silky finish on his oil paintings, the artist provides the viewer with unique insights into the Holocaust.

Twenty works of oil on canvas and are available for loan without rental charge. Museum quality space and security required. Lending institution pays transportation and insurance. Paintings are packed in wooden art crates.

"Fritz Hirschberger: The Sur-Rational Paintings." Edited by Stephen C. Feinstein. includes 40 color plates. $6.95 plus postage and handling.

The Fifth HFish with No Legsorsemen

The Fifth Horseman series of twenty paintings represents Fritz Hirschberger’s second foray into the difficult subject of representation of the Holocaust. The intensity of that experience upon him has made him obsessive about transmitting the message to the next generation of young people, as well as reminding adult audiences that genocide is not something planned and carried out by children.

Twenty works of oil on canvas and are available for loan without rental charge. Museum quality space and security required. Exhibitor institution pays transportation and insurance. Paintings are packed in wooden art crates.

For more information on borrowing the Hirschberger exhibitions please contact Jenny Sponberg, Regis Foundation.

Fritz Hirschberger's art as been on exhibit at the following sites:

University of Northern Iowa: October 2012
Calvin College, MI
Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA
Czech National Ghetto Museum, Terezin, Czech Republic
Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
University of Minnesota, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Pittsburgh Holocaust Center
University of Wisconsin-River Falls, WI
Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY
Luther College, IA
Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary, Cincinnati, OH

The Hirschberger exhibitions are owned by the Regis Foundation.

OscaIndianr Arrendondo: Welcome to Cleveland, Home of the...

Oscar Arredondo, an Aztec Native American who lives in Minnesota, has directed much of his work on the use of Indian symbols as trademarks and logos for sport's teams, especially those at colleges and univerities. The Welcome to Cleveland, Home of the... exhibition includes seventeen variations of the Cleveland Indians' mascot, "Chief Wahoo."

Exhibitior institution pays transportation and insurance. Paintings are packed in wooden art crates.

For lending information please contact Jenny Sponberg, Regis Foundation.


Maxine Rude: Displaced

orphans M. RudeMaxine Rude was a photographer for the United States Army and then for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA).  The organization was formed to help the approximately 21 million people displaced throughout war-torn Europe. Rude was assigned to Germany in 1945.  With equipment on loan from the Air Force and working from a makeshift darkroom set up in the former I. G. Farben Chemical complex in Hoechst, Rude and her assistant Norman Weaver photographed camp life.

Maxine Rude: Displaced, consists of sixty-nine original photographs of the DP-Displaced Persons camp for Jews and other nationalities established in Germany and Austria at the end of World War II.

All are framed and ready to hang. Rental $500 plus transportation and insurance. Packed in wooden art crates.

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Jordan Krimstein-Water Colors of Auschwitz

Tower FenceJordan Krimstein, a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he majored in graphic design and studied painting with Boris Anisfeld, the renowned Russian painter and set designer for Leon Bakst, Diaghalev, Nijinsky, and Pavolova.  After graduating from the School of the Art Institute, Krimstein's work expanded from oil painting to a concentration on transparent watercolors as his medium of choice, landscape is his passion.

Jordan Krimstein-Water Colors of Auschwitz, original works painted for use in video film, "Choosing One's Way in Auschwitz." Rental $250 plus transportation and insurance.

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Lucien Philippe Moretti: Lithographs

MorettiThe art of Lucien Moretti combines the keen observations of a dedicated people-watcher and the talents of a gifted draftsman. Moretti is never without his drawing pad, always capturing interesting characters and faces. His sensitivity to the complexities of the human being enables him to capture a variety of emotions. As a result, his oils and lithographs are populated with a concentration of activity and people. The series shown relates to the occupation of France by the Germans in World War II. Some scenes are lyrical, while others focus on the choas the war produced and the victimization of the Jews. The images here may have been originally from an artist's book of high quality entitled UN SAC DE BILLES (1975). All are lithographs.

Sixteen framed lithographs. rental fee $100 plus transportation and insurance.

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Betty Mittleman: Silence is Golden

Iconic gold leaf images on reverse glass. More information coming soon.

Life and Poetry of Jura Soyfer

This set, assembled by the Osterreichesche Gesellscaft fur Kulturpolitik, Vienna, Austria is the story of Jura Soyfer as told through his literature against the backdrop of his life. This 50-panel exhibition, including his poetry, is available for loan.

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