David Ben Bekker (1897-1956) was born Ben Menachem in Poland. He studied at the Bezalel School for Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem and at the Antokolsky School in Vilna.

V-mail (short for Victory Mail) was a system used by the United States during the Second World War to deliver correspondence between troops stationed abroad and home addresses.

A watercolor painted by a Chicago artist known for his politically engaged work.

Morris Topchevsky (1899-1947) was born in Bialystok, Poland, where four of his siblings perished in the pogroms of 1905.

Half length, frontal image of a rabbi behind a lectern, holding book. Style of figure and background somewhat cubist in inspiration.

Many of the Ashkenazic Jews of Central and Eastern Europe brought woodcarving skills to our shores.

Rudolph Weisenborn (1881-1974) studied art in North Dakota and Denver before arriving in Chicago around 1912.

Through the years, an estimated hundred thousand Jewish men and women in Chicago participated in some seven hundred landsmanshaft fareinen, or “homeland societies” formed by people who emi

Throughout Jewish history, the attitude toward covering the head has varied. In the Middle Ages, many Jews wore hats only during prayer and study.

Edition 137/150. Abstract composition. A red, glowing form, roughly circular, above an irregular patch of green on an olive background.

Chicago artist Curt Frankenstein used this copper plate to print a whimsical etching.

Painter and printmaker Curt Frankenstein was born to a Jewish father and a Lutheran mother in Hanover, Germany.