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Isac Friedlander
Date: American printmaker, 1890–1968, born in Russia and active in Latvia, Italy, Canada, and the United States
Biography: Friedlander was born and raised in 1890 in Mitau, now known as Jelgava, Latvia, a town near Riga, at that time a part of the Russian Empire. After study in Rome where he befriended the Russian writer Maxim Gorky, Friedlander returned to Latvia. With the support of his cousin Joseph Hirshhorn, Friedlander immigrated to the United States in 1929. He settled in New York in 1937. Georgetown University Library owns the artist's papers.

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