INDEPENDENCE

Published: 10.09.18

IN THE ART OF LATVIAN-BORN SHAMIR BROTHERS

A selection of artwork by the Shamir (Sheftelowitz) brothers, who were natives of Liepāja, gives the public a chance to see a unique collection, which is deeply Israelite but also profoundly rooted in the Latvian soil. This exhibition, which runs under the topic of “independence”, not only establishes a biographic and thematic connection between Israel and Latvia, but also serves as an exceptional example of the graphic design of its time. The Daugavpils exhibition is organised by the Embassy of Israel to Latvia in cooperation with Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre. Curator and editor of the exhibition is Yoram E. Shamir. The exhibition was produced with significant support from the Keren Hayesod Fund and used as sources select materials from the Israel State Archives, Zionist Central Archives, Academic Library of the University of Latvia, Israel Museum and private collections.