Artist depicts disarmingly beautiful Holocaust art
March 10, 2023
(JNS) - At first blush, the recent, photorealistic paintings of Los Angeles-based Jewish artist Robert Russell look inviting, almost sweet. A lamb turns its head to look back over its shoulder in one, and in another, a crouching dog looks to the right, wide-eyed.
But all is not well in these enormous pictures.
In the works, which went on view March 9 at Anat Ebgi Gallery in Los Angeles, Russell drew inspiration from photos in auction catalogs of Allach porcelain figures. Henrich Himmler founded the company, based near Munich, in 1935. When it was short on employees during the war, the N...