Creation, Adam and Eve, and Jacob

Creation, Ori Sherman

The Creation
Translated and adapted by Stephen Mitchell;  Illustrations from paintings by Ori Sherman, New York : Dial Books, 1990

Ori Sherman 1934– 1988
Born in Jerusalem and raised in New York City, Sherman studied at the Rhode Island School of Design.  His work includs illuminated manuscripts, miniature paintings and series of large-scale paintings on Jewish themes. Some of his paintings are exhibited in the permanent collection of the Judah L. Magnes Museum at Berkeley, California.


Emanuele Luzzati, Adam and Eve

מבול, נחש ושתי תבות : סיפורי תנ"ך לילדים
Snake, a flood and Two Arks : Bible Stories for Children
Written by Meir Shalev and Illustrated  by Emanuele Luzzati, Yerushalayim : Keter, 1994
Image:  Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

Emanuele Luzzati  1921 – 2007

Italian stage designer, painter, illustrator and ceramist, Luzzati was born in Genoa and studieD at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Lausanne. Best known for designing more than 400 sets for plays, operas and dance shows, Luzzati also participated in founding theatre groups and in producing animated films.  He illustrated numerous children’s books, including books in Hebrew by Israeli writers.Flood, snake etc.


Jakub, Allweil

אל החוף : 32 ציורים                                                                      
El Ha-hof : 32 tsiyurim    [To the Shore : 32 Illustrations]

Illustrated block prints by Aryeh Allweil
Tel Aviv: Yavneh, 1943 or 1944,  Image:  Jacob wrestling with the angel

On the night before his fateful reunion with his brother Esau, Jacob (Yaakov) is attacked by a stranger near the stream of Jabbok:   "Jacob was left alone.  And a man wrestled with him until the break of dawn…He had not prevailed against him…"[and the man said] "Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and men, and have prevailed."   Genesis 32. 25-29

Aryeh Allweil 1901 - 1967
Painter  and illustrator.  Allweil was born in Galicia and studied art in Vienna and Dresden.  He immigrated to Palestine in 1920 where he also taught art.  Allweil published series of linoleum cuts of Israeli and Biblical subjects, illustrated a Passover Haggada and created large scale murals of the Holocaust.

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