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HASSIDIC WEDDING AT THE OLD SYNAGOGUE

Acrylic On Canvas

18 x 24 inches

$15,000.00

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SHOFER: WELCOMING IN ROSH HASHANAH

Acrylic On Canvas

14 x 18″

$4,200.00

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THE PURIM PLAYER

Oil on Canvas Painting

approx. 24 x 31 ½ inches

$4,999.99

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ABRAHAM SACRIFICING ISAAC

Oil On Canvas

30 inches x 40 inches

$5,500.00

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PORTRAIT OF AN OLD JEW

Oil On Canvas

24 x 30

$2,500.00

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TREE OF LIFE

Oil On Canvas

24 x 30

$5,500.00

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OLD JEW WITH FLOWERED BACKGROUND

1974 Oil on Canvas 30 x 40

$1,800.00

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GIANT GRANDFATHER IN THE SNOWY VILLAGE 

Oil On Canvas

24 inches x 30 inches

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EXODUS

Oil On Canvas

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REMEMBRANCE

Oil On Canvas

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MOSES THE LAW GIVER

Oil On Canvas

40 x 50

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JEWISH FAMILY AT THE WINDOW

Oil On Canvas

30 inches x 40 inches

$6,500.00

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RUSSIAN JEWISH SHTETL MEMORIES

Oil On Canvas

36 inches x 50 1/4 inches

$6,500.00

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MOSES, THREE FACES OF TRUTH

Oil On Canvas

30 inches x 36 inches

$6,500.00

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RABBI WITH TORAH IN GREEN

Oil On Canvas

30 inches x 40 inches

$6,500.00

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GRANDPARENTS OF THE OLD COUNTRY

Oil On Canvas

34 inches x 40 inches

$6,500.00

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PORTRAIT OF A PIOUS RABBI
Oil on Canvas
30 x 40 inches
1976.

Recently Sold Jewish Themed Paintings

JEWISH IMMIGRATION TO THE NEW WORLD

SOLD

ANCIENT WOODEN SYNAGOGUE

Oil on Canvas by Ari Roussimoff

SOLD

WEDDING UNDER THE STARS

SOLD

 

RABBI IN BLUE

SOLD

RIVERSIDE PRAYERS

SOLD

THE RABBI’S DISCOURSE

SOLD

PIETY

Oil on Canvas

SOLD

CHAD GADYA

Oil On Canvas

SOLD

 

THE ARTIST’S STATEMENT

My primary concern when painting, is to create something of beauty that also speaks to the hearts of people and to achieve this through a joyous and invigorating process (albeit hard work and dedication). Art for me, is both spiritual and sensuous. Therefore I state that it is the subjects which have chosen me rather then the other way around. On some mystical plateau, perhaps they wanted me to portray them. A great many of my works document the Jewish and Slavic experiences. Besides being personally raised within these rich cultures, for generations they had both managed to co-exist, not only through much hardship, but also thriving together with much positive and uplifting experiences and energy. That great positive aspect should never be minimized. One can find this harmonious co-existence depicted in many of my small town and village scenes. The “Shtetl”, is the Yiddish word designating a small town with a big Jewish population, the other inhabitants of which were either Ukrainian, Polish, Russian or of other nations. The Jewish religion, as presented to the world through Abraham and later by Moses and his representatives, is a major factor in the cultures of the entire civilized world. The Hassidic movement with its tremendous humanistic as well as mystical elements , founded in the 18th century Ukraine by Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov has impacted me as a visual person not unlike it did on an intellectual level to the modern philosopher Martin Buber. Another influence on my work is the warm multi-faceted Yiddish culture with its music, literature, theater and films. Most people are familiar with that delightful play, “Fiddler On The Roof” based on the “Tevye & His Daughters Stories” by that genius author Sholem Aleichem. All of that is also my world. Still, it must be emphasized, that ethnicity in art can not and should never stand entirely on its own merits (irregardless of how significant) . It must become integrated as part and parcel of a higher artistic force, one’s statements on universal humanity, spoken via one’s own personal language (painting, in my case). This is why, I believe that my Jewish and Russian themed works embody such a broad audience appeal, with collectors and art lovers comprised up of all nationalities, religions and cultures.

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