100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes. These materials may be under copyright. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission. If you have questions about the collection, please contact the Bentley Historical Library at bentley.ref@umich.edu

August 14, 1964 - Image 24

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-08-14

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

Distinguished Artist, Daughter of Zionist Pioneer

Maxa Nordau

Ellen Cherow Wed
to Melvin R. Moore

to me as a sleeping child. When I Russell Street. Another one of her ed in colour. She frequently re-
turns to the landscape of Israel
BY JOSEF FRAENKEL
actually met Miriam Beer-Hof- drawings shows Nordau surround-
faces, subjects which
Jewish News Special
mann for the first time, I could ed by women and children, the and Jewish
Correspondent in London
give scope both to her represen-
Maxa Nordau is the only child hardly believe that she could be a women pointing and the children
tational powers and to her char-
of Max Nordau, Theodor Herzl's grown-up woman. For me both
acteristic style.
most loyal and devoted friend. A Maxa and Miriam remained "eter-
Late in 1963 a new edition of
prophet of modern Zionism, author nal children", always refusing to
"Fairy-Tales for Maxa," illustrated
of philosophical and Zionist area- go to sleep unless coaxed with an-
by her, appeared in France. Inci-
tises, Nordau also wrote a volume other fairy-tale or lullaby.
dentally, it seems rather surpris-
Maxa Nordau, one of the "eter-
"Fairy Tales for 3.11axa." I have
ing that no Hebrew translation of
nal children", is today not only
often read these stories and in
Max Nordau's work has so far
a grown-up woman but the moth-
been published in Israel.
er of a daughter, a journalist,
In 1964, 26 of Maxa's paintings
Claudine, Max Nordau's only
were shown at the Ben Uri Art
grandchild. Her husband, Claude
Gallery in London. Again, t h e
Gruenblat-Nordau, was an early
leitmotif was the beauty of Israel:
pioneer in Palestine and one of
on the one hand, views of Tiberias,
the first Jewish pilots to fight in
Elath, Abu Gosh, Tel Aviv and
France during the First World
Jerusalem; on the other, a Sabra,
War.
a young David, the picture of a
Maxa Nordau bears a striking
kibbutz and the well-known por-
MRS. MELVIN MOORE
resemblance to her father, not only
trait of Max Nordau. Her pictures
in her features but also in her
are full of vitality and movement
Ellen Kay Cherow became the
movements and manner of speak-
and provide an illustrated record bride of Melvin Robert Moore in
ing. She is a painter of merit, and
of Israel.
a recent ceremony at Temple
her frequent exhibitions are re-
Maxa Nordau is a writer and Beth El. Their parents are Mr.
ceived with critical approval; her
orator as well as a painter — in and Mrs. Abe Cherow of Coyle
pictures are to be found in muse-
short, she is a worthy daughter of Ave., and Mr. and Mrs. Harry
urns and art galleries as well as
Max Nordau. In 1943 she pub- Moore of Wareham Ave., Hunt-
among private collections in many
lished jointly with her mother, ington Woods.
countries.
Anna Nordau, what is to date the
After a honeymoon on the East
best existing biography of Max Nor- Coast, the newlyweds will live in
fig:
Born in Paris, Maxa's artistic
dau. She herself continues her fa- Redford Township.
gifts manifested themselves from
MAXA NORDAU
ther's work; what he revealed to
an early age, but Nordau at first
the Jewish people with his pen,
variably visualized Maxa as a small opposed a career in painting. How-
PLANNING A
she conveys by means of her
and pretty child. Many years later ever, he eventually gave way and
palette.
painter's
brush
and
in
the
end
took
great
pride
in
WEDDING,
BAR MITI V ATI
I discovered one of these fables in Maxa, the artist. She went to art
MAXA AND HER MOTHER
OR
SOCIAL
FUNCTION?
a German school book and still school and studied with Jules Ad-
One should not relate the good
imagined Maxa as a child—some-
moving towards Jerusalem. She qualities of his friend, for speak-
Maria
Lop-
Jose
how it seemed impossible to think ler and later with
ez Mezquita. These masters helped further designed the book jacket ing of his good qualities will bring
of her growing up.
for Meir Ben Horin's "Max Nor- up his bad qualities.—Baba
dau," showing him against the
Likewise, when reading Richard
Bathra 165.
Beer-Hofmann's beautiful "Lulla-
background of a Magen David.
SHAAREY SHOMAYIM SYN.
heroine,
appeared
14200 W. 10 MILE
by," Miriam, the
Vladimir Jabotinsky once
Want The Best?
OR ANY SYNAGOGUE
asked her to illustrate a Hebrew
IN THE CITY
Ask the Folks Who've Had
text-book for children on good
CALL THE GOTTHEIL'S AT
and bad manners. One drawing
SAM
BARNETT
LI 3-3342
illustrated how not to eat fish
and His Orchestra
REASONABLE PRICES
(with one's fingers). Later, Jabo-
NO EXTRA CHARGES FOR
THE SYNAGOGUE
LI 1-2563
tinsky told her that her illustra-
tions had been so effective that
the children learnt the_ wrong
COHEN, ZAGER & REZNICK—Proprietors of
manners .. .
Maxa Nordau's name often crops
up in art journals, particularly in
France. Her exhibitions in the
Paris Salons (Salon d'Automne,
KOSHER MEAT & POULTRY MARKET
Salon des Independants, Salon So-
ciete Coloniale Nouveau, Galerie
Zivy, Galerie Simonson, Galerie
Carmine, Ancienne Galerie Jo Hes-
* Fresh Cut-Up Chicken Parts
sel, Galerie Ror Volmar, Galerie
* Ready Made Hamburger Patties
Christiane Vincent, etc.) were well-
DR. MAX NORDAU
* City Chicken
received by sophisticated critics,
* Oven Ready Turkeys
her to develop her gifts and she and she has the same welcome in
* Rolettes
Boneless Chicken Breasts
*
soon evolved an individual style. Madrid, New York, Budapest. Tel
*Veal Patties
*Veal for Scallopini
After exhibiting in Madrid, she had Aviv, and, lastly, in London.
her first one-man show in Paris.
I first saw her pictures at the
* Hamburger Steaks
Since then her works have been Paris International Exhibition of
*Minute Steaks
1937 when Maxa Nordau showed a
widely shown and praised.
wide
selection
of
landscapes
and
Maxa Nordau paints both land-
scapes and portraits. Among her portraits in the "Pavillon d'Israel
drawings was one of her father. en Palestine." There were pictures
A portrait of Nordau—often re- of flourishing settlements, orange
produced in Jewish newspapers groves, the Old City of Jerusalem,
and Zionist books—also hangs in Tiberias, Jaffa and Tal Aviv; there
the "Weizmann Room" at Great was a "Chalutz" wielding his spade
like a gun; a "Chalutzah" with
laughing eyes and multi-coloured
flowers; "Bucherian Women" in
their traditional garb; a young
"Yemenite," immersed in studies,
and a "Portrait of a Mother" in
c
mourning, her lips compressed,
shown against a background of
3-4 lbs.
flowers and branches in thorns.
ALL SPECIALS GOOD WHILE QUANTITIES LAST
Maxa Nordau attempted to capture
the new life emerging in Palestine.
Sunday Only
WITH PURCHASE
Her works were acclaimed and de-
scribed by some newspaper critics
113,
as the most worthwhile feature of
the "Pavillon."
Art publications regularly re-
port on Maxa Nordau's works.
She has travelled a great deal
TO 8-4281
2735 W. DAVISON
and her impressions are reflect-
- (Closed Monday)
THE DETROIT JEWISII NEWS
lb.
24 Friday, August 14, 1964

-

-

.

RAINBOW
KOSHER CATERING

You Can
Always Tell
the Difference



HAVE PREPARED FOR YOUR EATING PLEASURE ,)

COOLIDGE at 10 MILE - LI 8-6800

Kosher

BRAVERMAN'S
KOSHER MEATS

39c

Young Turkeys
Fryers

411.11.1111NOW

YOUNG BEEF LIVER .
ist CUT LAMB CHOPS

lb.

79c

3 lbs. 1139

13500 WEST SEVEN MILE ROAD

DI 1 - 2345

RUIN

29

Free Delivery

OUTLET POULTRY

59c
98c

CHUCK ROAST . .
SHOULDER STEAK .
CORNED BEEF .
FRESH or PICKLED TONGUE
made
Fresh
oisfiiliBEEF

lb. 49c

351

lb. 89 c

I lb.

59c

FINE DRAPERY CLEANING


girt
WIDI
00d
SUBURBAN
SERVICE

• DRAPERIES • WINDOW SHADES • SLIP COVERS

LAMP SHADES • BED SPREADS

WE DO ALL THE. WORK

IN)
REMOVING AND INSTALLING(WITH PINS
OBLIGATION/
Phone us for Free Estimate—NO

TW 1-1818

SUBURBAN PHONE: ENTERPRISE 7818

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan