Celebrating Jewish art in Yorkshire

The latest exhibition, which will run from 17 April to 20 July, at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery forms part of the ongoing celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Leeds Jewish community.


Bringing together different themes, genres and media, the exhibition is based around the major Jewish artists in the University of Leeds Art Collection, such as Jacob Kramer, Philip Naviasky, and Willy Tirr; with loans from other public and private collections, including works by Joash Woodrow. Contemporary artists are also represented by Lydia Bauman, Gillian Singer, and Judith Tucker.

The different artists whose works are displayed – some of them immigrants to Leeds from Russia, Poland, Germany and London, others of the second and third generations – have all added to a rich tradition, and to the art and culture of the United Kingdom as a whole, as well as the region.

The exhibition will run from 17 April to 20 July 2013.  The Gallery is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm, and admission is free.

There will be an exhibition opening reception on Tuesday 16 April from 6-8pm.  The reception is also free, and all are welcome.

Image: Philip Naviasky, 'Street Scene, Staithes', oil on canvas, Private Collection, Yorkshire © Estate of the Artist

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