Lost Treasures: The Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe The Lino Cuts of Bill Farran

Kórnik, Poland - Original linocut Kórnik, Poland - with background

Yiddish name: Kurnik

Jewish people first settled in the small town of Kórnik in the province of Poznan in the early 17th century.

The town’s wooden synagogue was built in 1767 by Hillel Benjamin of Lasko. It was built in the classical Tuscan style which was common to the local manor houses. The carved Ark of the Law was older than the synagogue and was probably brought over from another synagogue. The ceiling and the walls were covered with colorful paintings, as was typical of wooden synagogues.

The synagogue of Kórnik was burned down by the Germans during World War II.

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Original linocut prints are 8x10 inches, and are available either unmatted or in an 11x14 matte.

I also offer matted 5x7 digital prints. These prints are created from high-res digital images and come in an 8x10 matte.

For this synagogue I have created an additional digital print, with Hebrew lettering in the background. These prints are also created from high-res digital images and come in an 8x10 matte.

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