MARK PODWAL

BORN

Brooklyn, New York, 1945

EDUCATION

1970 Doctor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York.
1966 Bachelor of Arts, Queens College, New York.

HONORARY DEGREE

2003 Doctor of Humane Letters Honoris Causa, Hebrew College, Newton Centre, Massachusetts.

DECORATIONS

1996 Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la Republique Francaise
1993 Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la Republique Francaise

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016 Mozart and Prague, Klementinum Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2015 All This Has Come Upon Us, Jewish Museum of Florida, Miami, FL
All This Has Come Upon Us, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Jewish Bestiary, Kulturzentrum der IKG, Munich, Germany
All This Has Come Upon Us, Embassy of the Czech Republic, London, United Kingdom
2014 All This Has Come Upon Us, Terezin Ghetto Museum, Terezin, Czech Republic (catalog)
All This Has Come Upon Us, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
Old Jewish Town Within Us, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Washington, DC
European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage, Cross Gallery, New Town Hall, Brno, Czech Republic
Shamayim Jewish Culture Festival, Zadni Synagogue, Trebic, Czech Republic
2013 From Jerusalem to Prague, Espace Rachi: Centre d’Art et de Culture, Paris, France
2012 Jewish Magic in the Art of Mark Podwal, Jewish Museum in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Sharing the Journey, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Old and the New: Mark Podwal’s Textiles for the Altneuschul in Prague, Yeshiva University Museum,
Center for Jewish History, New York, NY
Doctored Drawings, Smilow Gallery at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
2008 Jewish Magic, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Visual Metaphors, Vratislavsky Palac, Prague, Czech Republic
Kabbalistics, Forum Gallery, New York, NY (catalog)
Framed by Words, Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History, New York, NY
2005 Tales and Illuminations: The Art of Mark Podwal, Yale University, New Haven, CT
2004 A Sweet Year, Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2003 A Sweet Year, Israel Museum Ruth Youth Wing, Jerusalem, Israel
2001 Of Times and Seasons, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999 Legends and Visions, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1998 Bamscapes, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
1997 Jewish Dreams, Jewish Museum in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
1996 Jewish Days, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1995 A Passover Haggadah, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, NY
1993 A Passover Haggadah, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Ink and Inkling: Mark Podwal, Master of the True Line, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum,
South Hadley, MA traveled to Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA (catalog)
1986 A Jewish Bestiary, National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA
1982 Sir Isaac and Lady Edith Wolfson Museum, Hechal Shlomo, Jerusalem, Israel
1980 A Book of Hebrew Letters, Jewish Museum, New York, NY
1979 A Book of Hebrew Letters, Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1977 Freud’s da Vinci, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Observations, Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA, (catalog)
1974 Drawings by Mark Podwal, Klutznick Museum, Washington, DC
1973 Lamentations, Jewish Museum, New York, NY
1971 The Decline and Fall of the American Empire, Wickersham Gallery, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

2017 Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme, Paris, France
2016 GOLEM, Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany
The Arch of Titus—from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back, Yeshiva University Museum,
Center for Jewish History, New York, NY
“Come My Beloved…”—Illustrations for the Song of Songs, Jewish Museum in Prague, Prague,
Czech Republic
American Views, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2015 EVIL: A Matter of Intent, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, NY
2014 National September 11 Memorial Museum, New York, NY
Gourmet Ghettos: Modern Food Rituals, Magnes Collection, Berkeley, CA
2013 As Subject and Object: Contemporary Book Artists Explore Sacred Hebrew Texts,
Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY
The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion,
New York, NY (catalog)
Singular Vision, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Ten Years of Collecting for the Carle, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA
The Spectrum of Sexuality, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, NY
(catalog)
Posters as History: Teaching With Primary Sources, Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens
College, Flushing, NY
Five Decades: Art and Artists of Forum Gallery 1962- 2012, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Text and Context, Columbia/Barnard University Hillel, New York, NY
2011 Modern Artists Illustrate Jewish Texts, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Peace on Earth: Art Against War, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Vantage Point 2011, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Monsters and Miracles, Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, CA traveled to Eric Carle Museum of Picture
Book Art, Amherst, MA (catalog)
Illustrating the Hebrew Bible, Duke University, Durham, NC
“And you shall tell your son…”, Jewish Museum in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
A Stitch in Jewish Time: Provocative Textiles, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion,
New York, NY (catalog)
Seduced by the Sacred, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT
2009 Path of Life: Rabbi Loew, Imperial Stables at Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic (catalog)
Summer Selections, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Art of the Times (Times Four), Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Envisioning Maps, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, NY
2007 The Fine Art of Drawing: Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Deck Your Halls With Art: A Holiday Group Show, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
From Haven to Home, Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Waldsee-1944, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, NY
I Am the Rose: Passover Imagined in the Collections of The New York Public Library,
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration, Museum of American Illustration, New York, NY
2004 Contemporary Landscapes, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Living Masters! Forbes Galleries, New York, NY
Contemporary Works on Paper, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
The Art of Aging, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, NY (catalog)
A Holiday Celebration, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Noah’s Art: Animals in Prints and Drawings, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Visually Speaking, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2001 Not For Myself Alone, Princeton University Library, Princeton, NJ
Small Worlds, Mizel Arts Center, Denver, CO
A World of Story, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ
The Jewish Holidays, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery Roster, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2000 Drawings by 20th Century & Contemporary Masters, Forum Gallery, New York, NY (catalog)
Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration, Museum of American Illustration, New York, NY
Picture This! Children’s Book Illustrations, National Museum of American Jewish History,
Philadelphia, PA
1999 Visual Artists Salute Harvey Lichtenstein, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration, Museum of American Illustration, New York, NY
1998 Recent Acquisitions, Princeton University Library, Princeton, NJ
1997 A Jewish Holiday Celebration, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1996 New Beginnings, Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Collector’s Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Tikvah: Perspectives on Human Rights, Dodd Research Center, Storrs, CT (catalog)
Harrison Celebrates Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York, NY
Where is God? Jewish Children’s Book Illustrations, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion,
New York, NY
1993 Collecting for the 21st Century: Recent Acquisitions, Jewish Museum, New York, NY
1988 Golem: Danger, Deliverance and Art, Jewish Museum, New York, NY (catalog)
1986 Liberty: The French-American Statue in Art and History, New York Public Library, New York, NY
traveled to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Paris (catalog)
The Jewish Illustrated Book, Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA (catalog)
1984 The Fantastic Voyage, Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY
1983 Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, NY
1982 Warheads: Cartoonists for a Nuclear Freeze, Sindin Gallery, New York, NY (catalog)
1979 See and Sanctify: Exploring Jewish Symbols, Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY (catalog)
1976 The Image of America in Cartoon and Caricature, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
traveled to Fort Wayne Public Library, Fort Wayne, TX (catalog)
VI Biennale International de l’Affiche, Warsaw, Poland (catalog)
1975 Art in the Judaic Tradition, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
1974 Art of the Times, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Paris traveled to
the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux (catalog)
1971 Artists Against the War, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Germany
Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bodleian Library, Oxford, United Kingdom
British Library, London, United Kingdom
Brno Jewish Community, Brno, Czech Republic
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Columbia University, New York, NY
Congregation Agudas Achim, Austin, TX
Derfner Judaica Museum, Hebrew Home at Riverdale, Riverdale, NY
Duke University, Durham, NC
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA
Espace Rachi, Paris, France
Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, Flushing, NY
Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
Hebrew College, Newton Centre, MA
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York, NY
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Skokie, IL
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Jewish Museum in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Jewish Museum of Florida, Miami Beach, FL
Jewish Theological Seminary Library, New York, NY
Judiska Museet Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Kent State University, Kent, OH
Klementinum, Prague, Czech Republic
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, France
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
Museo Sefardi, Toledo, Spain
Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY
National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel
National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA
National September 11 Memorial Museum, New York, NY
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
New-York Historical Society, New York, NY
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Northeast Children’s Literature Collection, Storrs, CT
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Prague Jewish Community, Prague, Czech Republic
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Temple Emanu-El, New York, NY
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Vatican Pontificia Università Urbaniana, Vatican City, Italy
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

BOOKS BY THE ARTIST

REIMAGINED: 45 Years of Jewish Art. New York: Glitterati, 2016.
Jüdisches Bestiarium. Berlin: Hentrich & Hentrich, 2015.
Built by Angels: The Story of the Old-New Synagogue. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Doctored Drawings. New York: Bellevue Literary Press, 2007.
Jerusalem Sky. New York: Random House, 2005.
A Sweet Year. New York: Random House, 2003.
The Menorah Story. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1998.
Golem: A Giant Made of Mud. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1995.
The Book of Tens. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1994.
A Jewish Bestiary. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1985.
Leonardo di Freud. Milan: Sperling and Kupfer Editori, 1982.
A Book of Hebrew Letters. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1978.
The Decline and Fall of the American Empire. Introduction by Peter Fonda. New York: Darien House, 1971.

ILLUSTRATED BOOKS (Selected)

Middleburgh, Charles and Andrew Goldstein. A Jewish Book of Comfort. Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2014.
Mishkan T’filah for Youth. New York: CCAR Press, 2014.
Yoffie, Alan S. Sharing the Journey: The Haggadah for the Contemporary Family. New York: CCAR Press, 2012.
Bloom, Harold. Fallen Angels. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.
Prose, Francine. The Demons’ Mistake: A Story from Chelm. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2000.
Wiesel, Elie. King Solomon and His Magic Ring. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1999.
Sobel, Ileene Smith. Moses and the Angels. Introduction by Elie Wiesel. New York: Delacorte Press, 1999.
Wiesel, Elie. Le Golem: Legende d’une legende. Paris: Bibliophane / Editions du Rocher, 1998.
Prose, Francine. You Never Know: A Legend of the Lamed-vavniks. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1998.
Prose, Francine. The Angel’s Mistake: Stories of Chelm. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1997.
Klagsbrun, Francine. Jewish Days. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1996.
Wiesel, Elie. A Passover Haggadah. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993.
Wiesel, Elie. Six Days of Destruction. Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1988.
The Elie Wiesel Collection. Paris: The Bibliophile Library, 1985-1988. (Fourteen volumes)
Schwartz, Howard. The Captive Soul of the Messiah. New York: Schocken Books, 1983.
Klagsbrun, Francine. Voices of Wisdom. New York: Pantheon, 1979.
The Book of Lamentations. New York: The National Council on Art in Jewish Life, 1974.
Let My People Go: A Haggadah. Introduction by Theodore Bikel. Foreword by Abba Eban. New York: MacMillan, 1972.

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

All this has come upon us… Terezin: Terezin Memorial, 2014.
Carlebach, Elisheva. Jewish Magic in the Art of Mark Podwal. Prague: Jewish Museum, 2012.
Kabbalistics. New York: Forum Gallery. 2006.
Wiesel, Elie. Mark Podwal / Jewish Dreams. Prague: Jewish Museum. 1997.
Ozick, Cynthia. Ink and Inkling: Mark Podwal Master of the True Line. South Hadley: Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. 1990.
Observations. Berkeley: Judah L. Magnes Museum. 1977.

ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

Princeton University Library, Princeton, New Jersey.

PERIODICALS

Drawings have appeared in The New York Times since 1972 and in publications.

AWARDS

2012 Victoria and Albert Museum Print of the Month
2011 Foundation for Jewish Culture Achievement Award
2010 New York University School of Medicine Alumnus Award, Medicine in the Humanities
2009 Smithsonian Notable Book for Children
2005 National Parents Publications Award
1999 Silver Medal – Society of Illustrators
Aesop Prize – American Folklore Society
1998 National Jewish Book Award – Jewish Book Council
Sidney Taylor Award Honor Book – Association of Jewish Libraries
1989 The Society of Newspaper Design Award of Excellence

SPECIAL PROJECTS (Selected)

2017 A Celebration of Jerusalem Jewish calendar
2015 Textiles for synagogue Agudas Achim, Brno, Czech Republic
Metropolitan Opera Le Nozze di Figaro limited edition print
New York Czech Center produces film Mark Podwal’s Mozart and Prague
Torah ark curtain for the Rhinebeck Jewish Center, Rhinebeck, NY
2014 Czech Television documentary film All this has come upon us: Mark Podwal’s Art for Terezin
Metropolitan Opera Don Giovanni limited edition print
2013 Metropolitan Opera Cosi fan tutte limited edition print
Metropolitan Museum of Art Hanukkah card Dreidel Menorah
2012 Textiles for the Altneuschul in Prague, Czech Republic
Czech Television documentary film My Synagogue is in Prague
2011 Designs torah curtain, three torah mantles, covers for torah reading desk and cantor’s desk for the Altneuschul in Prague.
Metropolitan Opera publishes NABUCCO limited edition poster.
Metropolitan Opera publishes boxed set of Hanukkah cards.
Metropolitan Musuem of Art publishes boxed set of Hanukkah cards.
2010 Designs for The Echo Foundation, Charlotte, North Carolina, The
Sandra and Leon Levine Medal for Life.
Postcards (five) for The Jewish Museum in Prague.
Jewish Calendar, A Sweet Year, published by Calendar Ink.
2009 Metropolitan Opera publishes boxed set of greeting cards Mozart
Fantasies.
Executive Producer and Writer of PBS documentary film, House of Life:
The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague, narrated by Claire Bloom.
Designs poster for Prague Jewish Community Maharal Conference.
2008 Metropolitan Museum of Art publishes notecard Study for cover of Jerusalem Sky.
Calendar for the Jewish Museum in Prague.
2007 Chronicle Books publishes boxed set of notecards To Life!
Jewish Museum, New York, publishes Hanukkah greeting card.
2006 Silkscreen print for The Jewish Museum in Prague Centennial.
Metropolitan Museum of Art fabricates porcelain plate, Jewish Life Cycle.
2005 Metropolitan Museum of Art produces two jewelry pieces based on drawing Ghetto Amulet.
Designs sixteen glass panels, kiln cast by Fusion Glass, London, for United Jewish Appeal Federation headquarters, New York.
Poster for National Museum of American Jewish History to celebrate 350th anniversary of the American Jewish Community.
Designs torah mantle for Skirball Museum exhibition From Haven to Home.
Collaborates with Allan Miller on documentary film House of Life: The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague, narrated by Claire Bloom.
2004 Metropolitan Museum of Art fabricates ceramic Podwal Passover Plate.
2003 Metropolitan Museum of Art fabricates ceramic Zodiac Platter.
Metropolitan Museum of Art publishes notecard Zodiac Circle.
2002 Yale University Tercentennial Celebration includes three works on its web site.
2001 Seventeen paintings for The Jewish Museum in Prague Calendar.
Designs eight windows, kiln cast by Fusion Glass, London, for entrance of Solomon Schechter Upper School of Westchester, New York.
Designs torah curtain, seven torah mantles and images for torah ark for Congregation Agudas Achim, Dell Jewish Community Campus, Austin, Texas.
2000 Jewish Book Month Poster for Jewish Book Council, New York.
1998 Brooklyn Academy of Music spring season BAMbill cover artist.
Metropolitan Museum of Art publishes notecard Seven-Branched Menorah.
1996. Cover painting for Itzhak Perlman’s compact disc recording Live In the Fiddler’s House.
Designs five torah mantles for Temple Emanu-El, New York fabricated by Penn and Fletcher, New York.
1995 Designs tapestry, in collaboration with Gloria Ross, woven in France by Pinton Tapisserie d’Aubusson for Temple Emanu-El, New York.
Designs logo for the international conference The Future of Hope held in Tokyo and Hiroshima, Japan.
Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, California commissions two large works on paper, Zodiac Circle and Life Circle.
1994 Illustrator and creative consultant for the television video A Passover Seder Presented by Elie Wiesel. Warnervision.
1985 Designs for United States Mint the Congressional Gold Medal presented by President Ronald Reagan to Elie Wiesel.
1981 Designs stage backdrop for Simon and Garfunkel concert in Israel.