Testimony: The Life and Work of David Friedman

 

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

tour of this special exhibit

 

Friday, February 22

10:30 a.m.

 

We're heading back to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art for this very special exhibit.

 

David Friedman was born in Mährisch, Austria (now Ostrava, Czech Republic) but moved to Berlin in 1911 where he studied impressionism. In 1938 he escaped from Prague with his work and his family, wife and daughter, but was then deported to Lodz Ghetto in Poland. In 1944, Lodz Ghetto was evacuated and he was separated from his wife and daughter. His family did not survive, but he did. After the Holocaust, he married a fellow survivor and left for Israel in 1949, and then six years later they moved to the United States and settled in St. Louis where he became an artist for the General Outdoor Advertising Company.

 

Join us as we take a tour of this exhibit of his life story and art work. The tour will begin at 10:30 a.m., and lunch will follow at 12:00 p.m. at OU Hillel, which is located diagonally across the street from the museum.

 

Carpool - Meet at the Jewish Federation office at 9:30 a.m.

Tour - 10:30 a.m.

Lunch - 12:00 p.m.

 

Please RSVP by either calling the Jewish Federation office, 405-848-3132 or by emailing Rachel Johnson, by Tuesday, February 19 and please indicate if you're coming for the tour and lunch, or just the tour and if you'd like to carpool.