Exhibition “To paint is to live: The Artwork of Erich Lichtblau-Leskly”

Article publié le 24 February 2023

Until April 30, 2023 at the Michigan Holocaust Center

The exhibition explores the life and work of Hrusov-born Erich Lichtblau-Leskly (1911-2004), a Czech Jewish artist who used art and satire as tools of coping and resistance during his imprisonment in the Theresienstadt camp. He made these works in secret, presenting the brutality of everyday life. His wife saved these works by hiding them under the floor of the barracks. Erich then used the fragments to recreate larger, brighter, more elaborate versions, with writings and captions to better understand what he was trying to convey. https://www.holocaustcenter.org/exhibitions/featured/