April 19 - August 3, 2012
Emily Lowe Gallery
This original retrospective exhibition features the artist Yonia Fain (retired Hofstra University professor of art history and humanities) focusing on the period of his work dating from 1959 to the present. Through Fain’s art and poetry, he pays tribute to the memories of those lost during the Holocaust, employing powerful visual imagery and messages that simultaneously relate the Holocaust’s despair and its atrocities while expressing key themes of survival and hope. The exhibit includes works by those who influenced the artist, such as Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo.
Yonia Fain is also an acclaimed poet. He served for many years as the President of the Yiddish Pen Society and has been honored by the State of Israel for his poetry and books such as A Gallow Under the Stars, and The Fifth Season.Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours (May 21 - August 3, 2012)
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Saturdays and Sundays
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|A creative writing class for teens visited the Yonia Fain: Remembrance exhibition and wrote poetry in response to the works on view. Click here to view their poetry and letters written to the artist.|
Yonia Fain, Prisoners, n.d., Oil on canvas
Yonia Fain, Angel of Victory, c. 1968, Oil on canvas
Yonia Fain, Studio With Two Portraits, n.d., Oil on canvas
Yonia Fain, Crucifixion, 1966, Oil on canvas
Yonia Fain, Cain and Abel, 1965, Oil on canvas
Yonia Fain in his Brooklyn studio, 1954