Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born in 1899 in Bobruisk, White Russia. His father was a
tailor. Already at age eleven E. manifested artistic
qualities: drawing, art, [klebt fun leyt] and [dough=teyg]
In 1911 he entered into the
Kiev art school for sculpting. Under the influence of
the impressionist school, he went over in 1918 to cubism
and later to constructionism. He wandered between the
Yiddish yeshivas of the Ukraine, and he had produced
their figures. He also drew a range of illustrations for
the booklets of the Kiev publishers "Kultur-lige
For the 1926-27 season, E.
created the decorations for "Koymenkerer" by A. Fefer
and N. Fidl and for the season 1927-28 the decorations
for "Ristokratn (Aristocracy)" by B. Volkenshteyn and M.
Norvid -- both produced in the Kharkov Yiddish State
Max Geller -- Der
kinstler mark epstein, "Vokhnshrift", Warsaw, N' 28,
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1591.
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