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

Uzlyany, Belarus - Original Linocut

Uzlyany is a small town in the area of Minsk, Belarus. The Synagogue was built in the first decade of the 18th century. The structure was simple and poor and so appropriate for the small and poor congregation.

In this poor Prayer House there was one particular thing that earned attention, and that was the Torah Ark, the work of wood carver Baer Ben Israel. His father was also a wood carver, and their wonderful creation decorated the Synagogues in the small towns of that area.

Uzlyany was the birth place and boyhoo home of David Sarnoff (February 27, 1891 – December 12, 1971) the American businessman and pioneer of American radio and television. Throughout most of his career he led the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in various capacities from shortly after its founding in 1919 until his retirement in 1970.

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

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