Page 8 - HUC-JIR - Isaac Bashevis Singer and His Artists

JULIAN JUSIM
(1946- )
Julian Jusim is a Russian artist who was born in the
small village of Kujbyschev and now lives in Biele-
feld, Germany. He illustrated the new edition of
I.B. Singer’s
Der Kaiser von China, der alles auf
den Kopf stellte
(
The Topsy-Turvy Emperor of
China)
(
Carl Hanser, 1996) and
Die Narren von
Chelm
(
Fools of Chelm
) (
SansSouci, 1997).
Jusim has written and illustrated many other
German children’s books including
Kopfunter
Kopfüber
(
Upside-up Upside-down
),
the picture
book
Der Herr der schickt den Jockel aus
(
Out You
Go, Jock, The Master Said
),
and
Der Geschichten-
erzähler
(
The Storyteller
).
Der Kaiser von China, der alles auf den Kopf stellte,” from
The
Topsy-Turvy Emperor of China
(
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1967).
IRENE LIEBLICH
(1923-2008)
A survivor of the Holocaust, Irene Lieblich was born in
Zamosc, Poland. She married in 1946, immigrated to Chicago
in 1952, and lived in Brooklyn from 1955 to 1980, where she
wrote and published poetry in Jewish periodicals. Lieblich took
up painting at the age of 48, enrolling in art classes at the
Brooklyn Museum of Art. She won First Prize for painting at
the Art Festival of the Farband in New York in 1972 and in
1973
and 1974 exhibited at Artists Equity in New York, where
Isaac Bashevis Singer saw her work. Lieblich and Singer sus-
tained a warm friendship and she illustrated two of his books,
A Tale of Three Wishes
(
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1976) and
The Power of Light: Eight Stories for Hanukkah
Farrar, Straus,
and Giroux, 1980). Lieblich and her husband moved to Miami
Beach, FL, in 1980.
Old Man with Lantern” from
A Tale of Three Wishes
(
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1976).
Courtesy of the Estate of Irene Lieblich
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