A painter of Odessa

At the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan, where YIVO is also headquartered, the Yeshiva Museum presented an exhibition pairing the words of Isaac Babel with the wonderful memory paintings of Yefim Ladyzhensky, who was born in Odessa in 1911 and died in Israel in 1983. I visited many times. These images depict (idealized) versions of Jewish life in the Moldovanka and other sites that appear in LAMENT. They were painted in Israel between 1969 and 1978. You’ll find more at this website by M Kelner Projects.

“Blessings to the Bride”
“Kogan the Watchmaker”
“An Accident on the Rails”
“At Count Vorontosov’s Monument”