Online database from the collection of the Derfner Judaica Museum + Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale, NY. The collection includes 250+ works of art originating from many countries and created during the Communist era. These were acquired via Eric Estorick of the famed London-based Grosvenor Gallery, which showed many artists from behind the Iron Curtain in the 1950s and 60s, and many of the works are not held by any other institution in the United States. (The museum has done a number of thematic exhibitions focusing on these works.)
The collection includes such names as Hloznik, Rabin, Ivanov, Kuznetsov, Papikian, Gavrilov, Ermolaev, Ossovsky, Konfar, Fremund, and many others. More works are being added as the institution gains permissions. An overview of the entire collection and history is here: https://www.riverspringhealth.org/art
Posted on behalf of Emily O'Leary, Associate Curator, Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection. --ed.