Opening Reception: Thursday, February 2, 2017, 5PM-7:30PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10AM – 4PM Sunday, 10AM – 1PM
Painter and printmaker Marius Sznajderman will be exhibiting paintings and collages . This exhibit includes early works rooted in a Latin American tradition as well as Judaicas. Sznajderman will also show recent works of varied subject matter in acrylics and ink on paper and collages. This exhibit is his third one-person show in Amherst. In 2005-06 his work was shown at the National Yiddish Book Center, and in 2015 he exhibited in The Garden Room at Applewood where he is a resident artist.
Sznajderman has exhibited extensively in the United States and South America. His works are in major public and private collections, including the Smithsonian Institution, The New York Public Library, The Museo Del Barrio, New York City, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela. A number of his prints are in the collection of The Smith College Museum of Art, and two of his works are in the collection of the Jewish Community of Amherst.
Sznajderman was born in Paris in 1926. In 1942 he escaped to Spain with his parents and moved to Venezuela, where he lived for seven years. He immigrated to the United States in 1949. In Venezuela he was active in art circles, illustrating and designing for the theatre. In the United States he continued his artistic career while studying at Columbia University. He has taught art, art history, and design, at New York University, the School of Visual Arts, and Fairleigh Dickinson University, as well as in federal and state grant programs in New Jersey public schools.
He has had more than 30 one-person shows and numerous group
shows in South America and the USA.
“Much of my work comes out of numerous sketches and studies in search of a final concept – a concept that I use fully, creating a series of variations on a theme. That theme might often recur in later works,” Sznajderman said, “The memories of my early years in Venezuela are seminal, they are part of my vision”