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Louise Fishman: Family & Influences

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Jennifer Zarro reports on an artist talk given by painter Louise Fishman whose work was on view in the recent exhibition Generations: Louise Fishman, Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, and Razel Kapustin at the Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia.

Zarro writes that the exhibition was "a powerful show about the strengths, styles, and inspirations shared among these three great, related painters." She continues: "Fishman spoke intensely and emotionally about discovering anew her aunt and mother in the process of researching this exhibition and admitted, 'This is the most difficult show I’ve been engaged in.' It’s clear that her aunt Razel was crucial to Fishman’s life as a painter; she said, 'Razel has my heart and always did.' Fishman described some inspirations that all three artists shared, noting several times the importance of Chaim Soutine, who 'affected us all,' and with whom she feels they share 'a spiritual bloodline.' "

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