Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE yIDDISH THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1967
 

Natan Altman

He was born in 1889 in Vinnitsa, Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine.

In 1901 he performed in the "Odeser kinstlerisher shul (Odessa Artistic School)", and in 1907 returned to Vinnitsa, working there for a time isolated, by himself.

In 1910 he went to Paris and there was introduced to a new artistic direction. In 1912 he settled in Peterburg and under the influence of the October Revolution, he worked with posters, emblems, [makets, hiles, batsirt], places[?] and monuments.

In 1921 he traveled across to Moscow and there painted stage designs for Mayakovitski's "Misterye buf" (put on during the third congress of komintern]) "The Dybbuk" by the "Habima", "Uriel Acosta" by Gutskov, "Dos tsente gebot" by Goldfaden, "Khbr shindl" by Vyevyorka and "Trvadek" by Ramen (performed M'"mt), also the stage designs for the motion picture "Yidishe glikn" (Menachem-Mendl) by Sholem Aleichem. In 1922 and 1929 he performed exhibitions for his work. A. also released a work of Yiddish graphics.


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B. A. -- Natan Altman, "Di royte velt", 15 October, 1925.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 62.
 

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