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From My Father’s Hand

The Art of Abraham Isaac Goldberg, 1910-1970

August 15 to September 12, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, MA (July 31, 2014) — Abraham Isaac Goldberg did not have the privilege of making a living as an artist. Instead, he worked long hours in a factory to support his family, but during his lifetime, he created hundreds of sketches, drawings and paintings. His son, Haim, says that Goldberg’s artwork “brings back a certain time and place, a certain way of life that was difficult but enriching at the same time.” In 1929, Goldberg left the Lithuanian shtetl where he had grown up and immigrated to Montreal. Ten years later, when the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact disintegrated, over 2,000 people from Goldberg’s shtetl—including his remaining family members—were massacred.