American Jewish Museum presents Rochelle Blumenfeld: Hill District Paintings
April 13–July 30, 2017
Artist reception Saturday, April 15 • 5–7 pm
A recent discussion with my grandchildren made me think that I wanted to tell them more about the places where both the Fairman and Reznik families lived and worked when they came to America from Russia at the turn of the century. I thought I would show them what I remembered of the Hill District in the late 1930s. Through these paintings, future generations can see the places my Zadie Fairman and Zadie Reznik lived and how they started a new life in Pittsburgh.
Known as an abstract painter, Blumenfeld recently completed a series of paintings depicting her family’s businesses, Sam Reznik & Sons and Fairman Wallpaper & Paint Company, located in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. She spent her childhood between the two stores, and her paintings vividly capture their characteristics as well as the overall neighborhood vibe during the Hill’s heyday as a “crossroads to the world. “
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