PORTRAIT OF AN OLD JEW is a Genuine Early Signed And Dated Ari Roussimoff Oil on Canvas Painting from 1968. It measures a large-sized 24 x 30 inches. This is a highly sensitive portrayal of an elderly and blind Jew of extremely humble means. Painted when the arist was very, very young, PORTRAIT OF AN OLD JEW reveals an immense talent way beyond the artist’s actual age. This is a beautifully painted image. In this truly evocative study of an Eastern European Jewish type, we see an aged Hassidic man, although frail and blind and not rich in material goods, his life is one that is abundant with much kindness, great spirituality and love. A genuine “Zaddik” (a saintly individual). The quintessential “Yiddishe” grandfather from the “Old Country”. This powerful painting recalls many wonderful memories of life as it once was in the old Ukrainian, Russian, Polish and other East European Jewish towns and villages. Here is True Classic Nostalgia. This Gem of a painting will take the viewer back into space and time. It is a work of great Poetry. A Wonderful Evocation of a World Which Still Lives On in Our Hearts and Memories.