Ben Uri collection

The Disappeared

Artist information

Name Marcia Annenberg (1950-)

Born New York, USA

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Annenberg studied with Isaac Soyer and Robert Beverly Hale at the Art Students League and later received an M.A. in Studio Art from New York University. Her paintings have been exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the USA. Annenberg's work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions including Raandesk Gallery, 55 Mercer Street Gallery, the Puffin Rom Gallery and Makor Gallery in New York City; the Rockland Center for Holocaust Studies in Spring Valley, New York; the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio; the Red Chair Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri and the Women's Museum in Dallas, Texas. Her paintings are in the permanent collections of the London Jewish Museum of Art; the Yad Vashem Art Museum in Jerusalem; the Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania and the Florida Holocaust Museum.

Object Details

Date 1996

Object type painting

Medium acrylic on canvas

Materials and techniques acrylic (medium) canvas (support)

Unframed 152 x 137 cm

Signed verso, top right: Annenberg

Acquisition Presented by the artist and Raandesk Gallery, New York, 2008

Accession number 2009-3

Display status not on display

Painted in 1996, the artist describes this work as 'a response to the genocide at Srebrenica during the Bosnian conflict. Although it refers to genocide universally, [...] the painting was based on a photograph taken in Bosnia of a typical street scene, with men carrying cans of gasoline, as reported in the 'New York Times'. You had to wonder, if those same men were among the 7,000 men and boys, massacred in the following days.'

'The Disappeared' was exhibited at the gallery, The Puffin Room, located in Soho, New York City, in 2002, as part of an exhibition entitled 'War'.

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