The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of July 14, 2024

Budapest Ghetto Series 1944: Four Figures Seated at a Table (verso)

Budapest Ghetto Series 1944: Four Figures Seated at a Table (verso)

1944
(Hungarian, 1921–1985)
Sheet: 29.7 x 22.8 cm (11 11/16 x 9 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

Ilka Gedö began her artistic training in Budapest the age of 9. In 1944, Gedö and her family were confined to the Budapest ghetto. There she created a large body of sketches of life in the ghetto. Each drawing conveys the swiftness of line, gestural quality, and spontaneity of a work drawn from life. Her quickly-sketched figures capture—with their postures and blank stares—various states of isolation and despair.
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2017.132.b