Archie Rand

September 3, 2012
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“Yonah” from Mural Series at Congregation B’nai Yosef
Synthetic Polymer Paint
(1974-1977, 1990)

These images are from Rand’s murals at Congregation B’nai Yosef in Brooklyn, which is the only completely thematically painted synagogue in the world and the only one we know of since the 2nd Century Dura Europas synagogue in Syria.   The paintings are contiguous and cover the entire interior façade of the sanctuary, which incorporates many thousands of square feet.

Archie Rand is an artist from Brooklyn, New York. Rand’s work as a painter and muralist is displayed around the world, including in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. His graphic works and books are in over 400 public collections including the Metropolitan Museum Of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Art Institute Of Chicago, The Brooklyn Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, theSmithsonian Institution, and The New York Public Library; and are owned by many universities, among which are Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Brown, and Johns Hopkins.

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