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VISUAL METAPHORS: THE ART OF MARK PODWAL

American Center
Wratislaw Palace, Tržiště 13, Prague 1
The exhibition runs from 22 September until 24 November 2006. Open weekdays 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 
The exhibition takes place at the new American Center in the renovated Wratislaw Palace.
Mark Podwal (b. 1945, Brooklyn) is among the leading contemporary American graphic artists and illustrators. His work mainly draws on themes from Jewish culture and tradition. Inspired by the world of Jewish legends and tales, much of his work focuses on Rabbi Loew of Prague and the Golem, the Prague ghetto and the city of Prague, which he has visited several times. Masked by an apparent simplicity, Podwal’s drawings always resonate with new ideas, metaphors and wit. His combination of various motifs create new connections, reshape traditional themes and uncover the hidden meaning of old symbols. Podwal has authored and illustrated a number of books and his art is represented in various collections across America, Europe and Israel. The exhibition runs until November 24, 2006.
This exhibition is being held by the U.S. Embassy and the Jewish Museum in Prague.
 


Mark Podwal: Star of Prague, 2006
100 Years of the Jewish Museum in Prague 1906-2006
silkscreen, 59.5 x 42 cm

 

 

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