Sidney Lazarus: Fantastical and Visionary Works

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Sidney Lazarus: Fantastical and Visionary Works

October 14, 2015

October 29th through December 19th, 2015

Shepherd W & K Galleries
58 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

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From October 29th through December 19th, 2015, the Shepherd W & K Galleries in New York City will be holding a one-man exhibition of the drawings of 20th century artist, Sidney Lazarus, entitled: Sidney Lazarus; Fantastical and Visionary Works.
This is the first exhibition of his work since his death in 1973. Sidney Lazarus is the uncle of ARC’s Editor-in-Chief, Sherry Lazarus Ross and Sherry has always considered her uncle one of the most important mentors of her youth. He died when she was twenty-three. She is delighted that his work will be on exhibit for this one-man show at the prestigious Shepherd Galleries. “I’m thrilled that the public will get to enjoy his unique vision, his private and imaginative world, his sense of playfulness mixed with dark humor. He was a fine poet too and well-read in philosophy. His work reflects this. It is poetic, satiric, philosophical, playful and often disturbing. He is uniquely himself, but one can see his love of Rembrandt, Goya, Daumier, Dore and Blake as well as other predecessors such as Odilon Redon, James Ensor, Felicien Rops, Alfred Kubin and Heinrich Kley. Sidney was mentored by Jean Charlot and he and my Aunt Sylvia were friends throughout their lives with Al Hirschfeld and Alexander King and their wives. I believe viewers will be pulled into his world, intrigued and delighted.”