Jeremiah was a prophet in Jerusalem during and following the last decades of the kingdom of Judah.  Accused of being a traitor for urging the people to submit to Babylon, he prophesied the fall of Jerusalem and witnessed the destruction of the First Temple and the city (586 B.C.E.) .

Jeremiah, Nikos StavroulakisThe Book of Jeremiah
Woodcuts by Nikos Stavroulakis
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1973
Image: The destruction of Jerusalem as foreseen by the prophet Jeremiah

Nikos Stavroulakis  1932 -
Painter, illustrator and writer.  Stavroulakis was born in Greece and studied in England and in the United State.  His work covers a wide range of techniques and materials.  Stavroulakis served as the director of the Jewish Museum in Athens and has been leading the effort to rebuild and maintain the Ets Hayim synagogue in Hania, Crete, where the Jewish community had been destroyed during the Holocaust.


Eichenberg, Lamentations of JeremiahTen Wood Engravings for the Old Testament

By Fritz Eichenberg    [New York?   1955?]
Wood Engraving from a series of 200
Image: Lamentations of Jeremiah

Art © The Fritz Eichenberg Trust/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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Fritz Eichenberg  1901-1990

Artist, printmaker, teacher and social activist.  Born in Germany Eichenberg immigrated to the United States in 1933.  He taught at The New School and Pratt Institute in New York, and at the University of Rhode Island.  Eichenberg was a master of wood engraving.  He was best known for his illustrations of literary classics and for the pacifist newspaper The Catholic Worker.


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