Tuesday, 5 November 2019


IZYO SHERF (b. 1913)
            He was a graphic artist, born in Czernowitz.  He provided scenographies for Sh. Shvarts’s miniature theater “Kamelon” (1933) and for the Yiddish state theater of Jassy (Iași) (1950-1963).  He created the scenography for plays by Sholem-Aleichem, Avrom Goldfaden, Yankev Gordin, and Der Tunkeler.  He had illustrations in: Leyb Levin’s Zeks shloflider (Six lullabies) (Czernowitz, 1939; Tel Aviv, 1969); Bilder un motivn fun der yidisher literatur (Images and motifs in Yiddish literature) (Tel Aviv, 1969); Zelik Berditshever’s Lider mit nigunim (Poems with melodies) (Tel Aviv, 1980), 47 pp.  He prepared 100 graphics for publication for Yiddish expressions.
Y. Kara

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 533.

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