Portrait of Israel Nachman Brodkey
Sioux City, Iowa 1908
Oil on Canvas
27 x 23 3/4, Framed
Ary painted this the year after he came to the United States
while working for Brodkey and Goodsite Jewelers, Ary would
set up an easel in the back of the store and paint during
the few leisure hours he had. Israel Brodkey was the father
of Max Brodkey, one of the owners of the store. He was Ary
's great-uncle. See chapter "The Back of the Store"
in Ary's Reminiscences.
Israel Brodkey is the great-uncle to whom he refers.
The painting was given to the Foundation by Max Brodkey's
granddaughter, Tillie Brodkey Grueskin and her husband Zeke
Grueskin, in 1968.