b. 1933 - d. 1995

 

View some of Zalman Kleinman's paintings, on exhibit at the Chassidic Art Institute in Brooklyn.

 

Additionally, the Chassidic Art Institute has put out a book on Kleinman's work, which is available for purchase through our offices (contact us here).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A letter from the Jewish Museum regarding Kleinman's work can be viewed below

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Zalman Kleinman

What is Done in Pahotzk

What is Done in Pahotzk

Chassidic Dance

Chassidic Dance

Taslich

Taslich

Private Meeting with Rebbe

Private Meeting with Rebbe

Lighting Candles

Lighting Candles

18 Elul Farbrengen

18 Elul Farbrengen

Bringing in new Torah

Bringing in new Torah

Kiddush on Carroll Street

Kiddush on Carroll Street

Chuppah Under the Stars

Chuppah Under the Stars

Taslich

Taslich

Shabbos Afternoon

Shabbos Afternoon

Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah

Rosh Hashona

Rosh Hashona

Kfar Chabad

Kfar Chabad

Farbrengen 2005

Farbrengen 2005

Fabrengen 1995

Fabrengen 1995

Rebbe in Forest 24x68

Rebbe in Forest 24x68

Purim in Kfar Chabad

Purim in Kfar Chabad

Chassid Prayingv2

Chassid Prayingv2

Yom Kippur with the Rebbe

Yom Kippur with the Rebbe

Melava Malka

Melava Malka

Hachnasat Sefer Torah

Hachnasat Sefer Torah

Farbrengen

Farbrengen

From Chaslavitch

From Chaslavitch

Ascending the Ladder

Ascending the Ladder

Chassidic Dance

Chassidic Dance

About the Artist

 

 

I was fortunate to have known Zalman Kleinman personally - we were friends and co-workers. He was a stalwart man, very religious and a fine Jewish scholar. As a child, he became acquainted with the hardships and deprivations of the war, and the struggle of our people for survival. He was a passionate and ardent artist of the Jewish theme. He frequently said: "Our people are tenacious, they create because they are an active and vital people, physically inexhaustible and purposeful."

 

Perhaps more than anyone else, Kleinman can be credited with being an artist of Jewish themes for his exactness in depicting national characteristics. His genuinely deep understanding, compassion, unwillingness to compromise, and love, accompanied his artistic quest to depict life's reality. Consequesntly, many generations of Jews will be able to see, study, and understand their traditions and will be thankful. Through his creations, Kleinman helped others to share in a heritage of centuries.

 

Zalman Kleinman was a master of easel painting who brilliantly posessed its secrets and skills, as well as an illustrator who created a great number of drawing and water-colors that were published. He was also a good conversationalist. Every Chassid in Crown Heights knew him and saw him on the street every day. This tall and stately man with the long white beard was more like a Rabbi who knew about everything. People who met him would often ask questions and would always receive answers about many aspects of human existence.

 

Zev Markowitz, Director of the Chassidic Art Institute

 

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