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

1931-1969
 

Mark Epstein


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] various figures.

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 (Culture League)".

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 Theatre.

Max Geller -- Der kinstler mark epstein, "Vokhnshrift", Warsaw, N' 28, 1931.


 

 

 

 


 

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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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