MONUMENTS – MARION RUDNASKY GREEN (1920-2016)
As a young person Marion Rudnansky showed her artistic talent; she was accepted to study with the prestigious WPA Federal Art Project during The Depression as well as at Cooper Union and The Art Students League. These were amazing achievements for a young Jewish woman of her day – in many ways a trailblazer.
The Elsie K. Rudin Judaica Museum Gallery is delighted to present a dozen of the monumental artworks of Marion Rudnansky Green through the month of June.
Although she worked in various media including oil, acrylic and watercolor, she was best known for her work as an award winning printmaker. She was a multiple award winning member of the prestigious National Association of Women Artists including its Medal of Honor in 1984 and again in 1990 for printmaking, and in 1991 the Ada Cecere Circle Award for works on paper.
The late Marion Rudnansky Green has permanent works at Wylers Children’s Hospital of the University of Chicago, Madison Life Insurance Company in New York, New England Life Insurance Company and the Tuma Art University in Hachiogi, Tokyo.
For this exhibit a variety of her use of different media and a variety of interesting monumental sites including Masada, Jerusalem, New York City (Brooklyn Bridge, Twin Towers), Lisbon, and Monaco.
Because of serious health issues including various joint replacements she was forced to stop working in the 1990s when she was in her seventies.
The exhibit is being displayed in the Museum’s Gallery and open at all hours that the Temple is open – Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and on Friday evening after Shabbat Services. For further information please contact John Hirsch, Curator at (516) 365-7445.