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Eretz Israel and Zionism, Anti-Semitsm, Holocaust and Sheerit Hapleta, Postcards and Photographs, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Seforim, Manuscripts, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

January 21, 2019
Opening $ 300
Estimate $ 600 - $ 800
Sold for $ 4,880
Including buyer's premium

Five original illustrations for children's books (written by Ben Tziyon Raskin) by artist Elazar Lissitzky not signed], charcoal on paper.

Provenance: Estate of children's author Ben Tziyon Raskin.

Elazar Lissitzky [1890-1941]: was among the most prominent figures in the Russian avant-garde; Marc Chagall's great disciple. He designed many exhibitions - his work is noted for its style which became the most central in the world of graphic design in the entire 20th century. Lissetzky's career, from beginning to end, stood upon the belief that an artist can be an agent for change, a concept that expressed in essense in the German characterization "das zielbewußte Schaffen" ("purposeful work"). As a Jew, he started his career designing Yiddish children's books in an attempt to advance Jewish culture in the Russian empire, which at the time underwent tremendous changes in scope, including cancellation of the many antisemitic laws. In his later years, Lissetzky initiated many innovations and changes in the world of typography, exhibition design and photomontage, and he also took part in the design of many books, and he received worldwide fame for his monumental works.

5 leaves total. Thick paper. Sizes: 17x19 cm - 13x19 cm. Very fine condition.

Children's Books