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His etching brings a modernist technique to a traditional subject. 'Ein Jude' which refers specifically to his Jewish identity combines modernist aspects – flattened and geometric forms and enlarged hands – with the archetypal image of the bearded eastern European shtetl Jew, reminiscent of the main protagonist of 'Fiddler on the Roof'.
etching on paper
H 44.5 x W 34.7 cm
purchased from Peter Gidal and his mother, 2008