Isaac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Mitau, Latvia. He studied art at the Academy of Rome. He was befriended by the Russian writer Maxim Gorky and began his print career in 1917. In 1929 he emigrated to the United States. A prolific etcher and wood engraver, his work emphasizes the imagery of his native Riga, the urban spectacle of New York during the Depression and the horror of the Holocaust.
Death place: NYC?
Profession: Engraver, etcher
Exhibited: CAA, 1931; Weyhe Gal., 1931, 1941; Phila. Print Club, 1930, 1946, 1954; Roerich Mus. Art, 1932; BM, 1943, 1944; LOC, 1943-46; SFMA, 1942; SAM, 1943-46; AV, 1942; Boston Public Library, 1953; SAGA, 1954 (London); Boston Printmakers, 1954-55; traveling exhib., France, 1952-54, 1956-58; Italy, 1954-55; DMFA, 1953; Wichita AA, 1953-55; Portland Mus. Art, 1954-55; MMA, 1955; Kleemann Gal., 1930 (solo), 1943 (solo); Stendahl Gal., Los Angeles, 1931; New School Social Research, 1933; Phila. Print Club, 1937; Eaten Gal., Montreal, Canada, 1937 & in Europe. Awards: prize, Phila. Print Club, 1934, 1940, 1943; BM, 1942; SAM, 1945; Audubon Artists, 1948; New York State Fair, 1950, 1951; Cong. for Jewish Culture, 1954; Calif. Soc. Etchers, 1956.
Member: SAGA; AEA; Calif. Soc. Etchers; Boston PM
Work: Galleria Corsini, Rome, Italy; LOC; Jewish Mus., Paris; SAM; Smithsonian Inst.; MMA; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Mus. Art, Israel; Newark Mus. Art.