British medallic art spanning six centuries
Marianne Grant was a Jewish artist and Holocaust survivor from Prague who settled in Glasgow after the end of World War II. She uniquely recorded in drawings her experiences of imprisonment in the concentration camp-ghetto Theresienstadt, the Czech family camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau, German slave labour camps and Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp
More than Stories is an exhibition comprising a trilogy of films inspired by Anya Lewin’s family photographs and stories, and their interconnections with history and public archives. Each film has at its heart the haunted memories of Jewish life embedded in a particular story passed down to Lewin by her father.
Interior II (Stones and Wood), oil on canvas, 1971, by Albert Reuss Penlee House Museum and Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall The Artist as Refugee This exhibition commemorates Albert Reuss (1889-1975) who was a Jewish émigré artist. Born in Vienna, he fled to England in 1938 to escape Nazi persecution, losing family, possessions and his reputation as an artist. In 1948, he…
In the summer of 1941, the French government began confiscating businesses, real estate, financial assets and art works from Jews across the country. Victims of both Nazi and Vichy laws, French Jews were stripped of their property and excluded from every sphere of political, social and economic life – a prelude to their physical elimination. Meanwhile, during the Occupation of 1940-1944, France’s art market thrived.