Marriage

In this painting a Chicago artist depicts Eastern European folklore

In Eastern Europe, legend had it that during a cholera epidemic if two orphans would marry in a cemetery then their dead parents might intercede to stop the epidemic.

In this dynamic canvas, Chicago artist Todros Geller paints a traditional Hassidic wedding dance in a modern style influenced by French Cubism and Italian Futurism.

In 1918, Ukrainian-born painter Todros Geller settled in Chicago, where he became an influential artist, a passionate educator, and a tireless promoter of Jewish art.