The LARGE LUXURIOUS ART ALBUM of extremely big size and weight consists of around 215 exquisite REPRODUCTIONS in COLOR and B&W , Which cover his works in the period 1928 – 1969. Accompanied by RUSSIAN explanatory text and a few pages of English summary and list of illustrations. Published in 1972 (First and only edition) in Leningrad RUSSIA. KAPLAN dealt extensively with the yiddish – Jewish themes and types of the Jewish writer SHOLEM ALEICHEM. Illustrated embossed CLOTH HC. Around 9.5″ x 8.5″. 239 pp on extremely heavy paper. 215 COLORFUL and B&W paintings, Lithographs and Drawings. Its only imperfections are very small faint stain on corner of HC and 1-2 tiny almost unseen old holes in far margins of 25 pp. (Please look at scan for actual AS IS images). Book will be sent in a special protective rigid sealed package. Book will be sent inside a protective envelope. Anatoli (Tankhum) Lvovich Kaplan (Russian:), (December 26, 1902 July 3, 1980) was a Russian painter, sculptor and printmaker, whose works often reflect his Jewish origins. Contents 1 Life 2 Exhibitions 3 Notes 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links Life Kaplan was born in Rahachow, Belarus (in Russian, Rogachov) one of six children; his father was a butcher in Rahachow which was at that time within the Jewish Pale of Settlement in Russia. His background was therefore not dissimilar to that of Marc Chagall, born a generation earlier in 1887, and although their lives were very different, their art has much in common. The shtetl (Jewish village) figures in many of Kaplan’s paintings; autobiographical references are very clear in The Butcher’s Shop (1972) and Tailor’s Shops (1975) and in the many illustrations which he was to create to the works of Sholem Aleichem. Around 1922 Kaplan came to Leningrad (then named Petrograd), where he was to base his career for the rest of his life, although he often revisited the towns of his childhood. He graduated in 1927 from the Russian Academy of Arts there. In the 1930s he became associated with a group of artists and lithographers in Leningrad which had been instructed to prepare a series of works dedicated to the remote Jewish Autonomous Oblast, being created by Joseph Stalin in the hope of resettling Russia’s Jewish population in a remote area in the Far East of the country. Here Kaplan learnt and took to the skills of printmaking, developing many individual techniques. His first cycle of prints (19371940) was entitled Kasrilevka, (the name of the village invented by Sholem Aleichem). At one time Kaplan was supervisor of design in a glassware factory and this gave him an interest in the third dimension which was later to blossom in his ceramics and sculptures. From the 1950s onwards Kaplan’s artworks concentrated on Jewish themes, despite constant and often serious opposition and obstruction from the Soviet cultural authorities.  Amongst these works are his cover and illustrations to the Jewish Folksongs of Dmitri Shostakovich (1977), illustrations to Aleichem’s Tevye the Milkman (3 series, 19571966), The Enchanted Tailor (195457) and Song of Songs (1962), and an extensive series of coloured lithographs (printed in London in 1961) on the old Jewish Passover song Chad Gadya (One Kid Goat). Throughout this time Kaplan was also producing paintings, though because of their subject matter they were rarely displayed in the Russia of his time. From 1967 onward he began also to produce ceramics and sculptures, including a set based on the characters of Gogol’s Dead Souls. Kaplan died in Leningrad, aged 77. Exhibitions A substantial retrospective exhibition of Kaplan’s work was held at the Russian Museum, St. Other major exhibitions have been held in New York City (1992), London, Amsterdam, Jerusalem and elsewhere. KAPLAN, ANATOLI LVOVICH (19021980), Russian draftsman and lithographer. Kaplan studied at the Leningrad Academy from 1921 to 1927 and then he worked as a stage designer for ten years. He became a member of the Union of Soviet Artists in 1939 and his work was regularly shown in Russia. In 1941 he was commissioned to arrange the Jewish exhibit in the Leningrad Ethnological Museum. Kaplan started doing lithographs in 1937. His prints are inspired by Jewish tradition and Russian folklore. An emphasis on decorative elements imbues many of his works with a fairy tale quality. Kaplan drew illustrations to Shalom Aleichem’s Kasrilovka (193741), The Bewitched Tailor (195357); and Tevye the Milkman (195761). The series “Views of Leningrad” (1946), executed during the days of the blockade, were acquired by many Russian museums. He also created lithographs for Song of Songs (195860), Yiddish Folk Songs (195960), and The Little Goat (1958). Kaplan, even at this late date, caught the atmosphere of the Jewish shtetl with simplicity and humor and succeeded in conveying the poetic mood of the literary sources. The item “1972 Exquisite JEWISH ART BOOK Russian YIDDISH Judaica ANATOLI KAPLAN Paintings” is in sale since Sunday, April 11, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Judaism\Books”. The seller is “judaica-bookstore” and is located in TEL AVIV. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Russian Federation
- Religion: Judaism