Saturday, December 3, 2022

VIRTUAL TALK: The Female Imagery of Zionist Artist Ephraim Moses Lilien











Monday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.


From Femme Fatale to the New Jewish Woman:

Gender, Nationalism, and Orientalism in the Art of E. M. Lilien


The Ruth and Alvin Rockoff Annual Lecture


Historian Lynne Swarts, University of Sydney, explores the female imagery of Ephraim Moses Lilien, the first major Zionist artist, who helped establish the Bezalel Art School in Jerusalem. One of the most important Jewish artists at the turn of the twentieth century, he had a remarkably nuanced vision of the New Jewish Woman, a portrayal that often eluded the Zionist imagination.