20. February 29 – April 29, 2005 (Two concurrent exhibitions)

B. EPHRAIM MOSES LILIEN: PRINTMAKER

Ephraim Moses Lilien attended the Zionist Congress in 1901 in Basel and joined the Democratic-Zionist faction. Lilien embodied the soul of the artistic movement within Zionism with a style that fused Art Nouveau, or Jugenstil, and Jewish imagery.  Along with Boris Schatz he worked to start the Bezalel School in Jerusalem. From 1912 to 1915, Lilien created his magnificent illustrations for 'die Bücher der Bibel'. He made three trips to Palestine during which he sketched and photographed extensively. In this exhibition were works that resulted from those travels.