YANKEV MITLER (b. 1897)
He was born in Lodz, Poland. He attended religious primary school, a Polish high school, and the Cracow Art Academy. In 1928 he settled in Paris. In 1935 he made his way to Argentina, served as chairman of the society “GAAP” (for sculptors and painters) and was a cofounder of the theatrical organization “IFT” (Idisher folks teater [Yiddish people’s theater]) in Buenos Aires. He contributed articles on painting to: Horizontn (Horizons) in Lodz and IKUF (Jewish Cultural Association) in Buenos Aires, for which, among other items, he wrote a series of biographies of French painters. In 1947 he settled in New York.
Source: Sh. Rozhanski, Dos yidishe gedrukte vort in argentina (The published Yiddish word in Argentina), vol. 1 (Buenos Aires, 1941), pp. 116, 171.
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