The National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro hosts an exhibition “Three engravers and exile in Brazil. Faiga Ostrover, Axel Leskoshek, Lazar Segal ». The exhibition contains 32 works of three masters of prints, who arrived in Brazil in the 1920s-1930s, and influenced several generations of local artists. They brought new technologies, new perspectives and new ways of thinking in art and the creative process.
Born in Poland, Faiga Ostrover (1920-2001) lived with her family in Germany, and in 1934, she and her parents fled to Brazil, fleeing from the Nazis. Devoted her life to art and art education. From 1948 to 2001, her works were exhibited in numerous museums in Brazil. She taught at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rio de Janeiro for sixteen years and taught at the best art institutes in the country.
Austrian Axel Leskoshek (1889-1975) left his homeland in the late 1930s. In Brazil, he was a professor of painting. Visitors will see his books of Brazilian miniatures with everyday scenes.
A native of Vilna, Lazar Segal (1891-1957) came to Brazil in 1923, then returned to Europe, but after the start of anti-Semitic manifestations, he settled in São Paulo. Painting and graphics of his works, conveys the lifestyle of marginal groups, the atmosphere of psychiatric clinics and red light districts. Together with other Brazilian avant-garde artists, he took the most active part in the Modern Art Weeks, formed the movement of Brazilian modernism.