The Passover Haggadah
  Modern Art in Dialogue with an Ancient Text
      Victor Majzner
     
     

Victor Majzner is an Australian painter, printmaker and teacher who is well-known for his etchings and screen prints. He was born on February 6,1945 in UFA, USSR. He emigrated from Russia to Australia in 1959, where he remains. His career as a painter accelerated during the 1980's when, as a migrant seeking identity, he began to travel inland and study the antiquity of the ancient continent, forming close bonds with several important Aboriginal artists from the Warmun Community in the Northern Territory. His spectacular and unconventional paintings deal with issues of identity and, over recent years, with his developing sense of his Jewish heritage. Some paintings, more 'surreal' than his Australian landscapes, emerged from his late 1990s travels to the Negev Desert in Israel. He is the recipient of some thirteen art prizes, his work is represented in the National and most State, Regional, University and major corporate collections in Australia as well as in private collections over the world. Since 1971 he held over 50 solo exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand and has participated in numerous major group exhibitions in Australia, Italy, USA, England and New Zealand

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