CHASSIDIC WEDDING IN THE SHTETL by SIMON KARCZMAR
Polish-French, Israeli, born 1903
signed, oil on canvas,
16″ x 20″
Simon Karczmar wa born in Warsaw. He spent much tme with his grandfather in Dzieweniszky, a small Lithuanian shtetl
with its “chata” (delapidated wooden houses). It was this homely and pious life sparked with traditional events which inspired him to paint. After studying in Paris at the Ecole de Beaux Arts and working there for 20 years, he emigrated to Safed, Israel. He ha held one man shows in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Paris. He is best known for his vivid scenes of Jewish traditions, weddings, etc., and atmospheresof Chassidic ecstasy.