Contemporary

This painting is based on a snapshot showing the Schwartz men on their way to synagogue in the 1940s

Chicago artist Howard Schwartz combines the past and the present in mixed media portraits inspired by his family story, a story that, like that of many Chicago families, begins its American chapter

These Torah ornaments in modern style are made by a leading Israeli designer

The circular Torah shield (tas) has three angles that converge at the center, and  Hebrew cut-out text at the periphery.

This painting by an Israeli artist takes its name from a chain of fortifications built by Israel along the Suez Canal after the 1967 Six-Day War

Yigael Tumarkin was born in 1933 in Dresden, Germany and grew up in Mandate Palestine.

This painting by a Chicago artist is an homage to Mondrian’s paintings of the same name

Vera Klement was born to Russian Jewish immigrants in The Free City of Danzig (today, Gdansk, Poland) in 1929.

This havdalah set is a classic example of Wolpert's use of Hebrew letters as a design element.

Havdalah, the service in the home at the conclusion of the Sabbath, includes blessings over wine, spices, and a candle.

"When I paint I am dreaming. When the dream is over I can’t remember what I dreamt but the picture is there. It is the fruit of the dream."

Friedensreich Hundertwasser was born in Vienna on December 15, 1928 to a Jewish mother and Catholic father.

Now in his ninth decade, the artist Irving Petlin was born in Chicago in 1934 to parents from Eastern Europe and raised in the Wicker Park neighborhood.

In Petlin’s body of work he returns again and again to certain resonant objects and figures, recalled or imagined, in order to see them again from new perspectives and discover alternate meanings.

In this once controversial series, Andy Warhol depicts ten prominent Jews of the 20th century using his signature silkscreening technique.

Andy Warhol’s Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century depicts luminaries of modern Jewish culture: Sarah Bernhardt, Louis Brandeis, Martin Buber, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Geo

In this series of prints, Chicago-born artist David Bennett depicts biblical subjects with a graphic energy and drama that brings biblical sagas to life.

Born in Chicago in 1941, Bennett went on to attend Harvard University, where he studied English literature and opera.

Artist Peter Freudenthal describes his abstract painting as a form of spiritual expression.

Peter Freudenthal (born Norrköping, Sweden, 1938) created his first abstract paintings in 1962, inspired by the architecture he observed while working as an archaeologist in the Wadi Halfa region o