In contemporary art, Biblical themes can sometimes seemed outmoded. Not so for some of the most prominent Jewish artists of the 20th Century whose works were often religiously inspired.
Alison Levine is one of only 40 people to ski to the north and south poles and scale Everest. The world-class adventurer credits her father with teaching her to tilt at windmills.
Jack Levine died at his home on Monday, November 8, aged 95. An American Social Realist painter who disliked the expressionism and abstract painting he saw become popular during his lifetime, Levine depicted, with visceral force, the social interactions between people. Often these skewered the powerful, as described in this 1997 profile and studio visit written by then arts editor of the Forward (and current executive editor of ARTnews), Robin Cembalest.