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Marius Sznajderman

Title: Marius Sznajderman
Inclusive Dates: 1949-2006
ID: RG 1945
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Jewish artist who has contributed widely in the areas of painting, printmaking, scenic design, and other artistic genres.  Born in Paris, France in 1926, he and his parents fled to Spain, from which they immigrated to Venezuela in 1942.  Studied painting and printmaking at the School of Fine Arts in Caracas with Ramon Martin Durban, Ventrillon-Horber, and Rafael Monasterios.  Remained in Venezuela until 1949 before immigrating to the United States in 1949, where he studied at Columbia University with scenic designer, Woodman Thompson, and printmaker, Hans Mueeler.  Served in the US Army from 1953-1955 during the Korean War.  As a scenic designer, he worked for Circle in the Square Theater, the Felix Fibich Dance Company, the French Art Theater, and Columbia Theater Associates.  Has taught art, art history, and design at New York University, the School of Visual Arts, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and other educational institutions.  From 1974-1983, he directed the Galeria Venezuela in NYC for the National Council of Culture and Fine Arts of Venezuela (CONAC).  From 1980-1986, he coordinated part of the international edition of prints for AGPA (Actualidad Grafica - Panorama Artistico), a Latin American Container Corporation of America Project.  His work has been exhibited in more than 30 exhibits and shows in South America and in the US and is included in major public collections including the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Fine Arts Museum, and The Museum of Contemporary Arts, Caracas, Venezuela, the Cincinnati Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the Museo del Barrio, NYC, and other museums and religious institutions.  Among his more recent enterprises was the collage series he constructed from 2005-2006 for the National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA and the Warsaw Ghetto Revolt mural project and concentration camp woodcut series he exhibited in 2007.  His artwork was also featured in the book, Scargot by Venezuelan poet, Hugo Brett Figueroa, in 2005.  Recently, he has been working on a series of print-collages.  He is listed in Who's Who in American Art and in Printworld International.
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Acquired: 12/17/2010.
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Acquisition Note: Marius Sznajderman ; Acc. 58/10
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
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