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‘Israeli Tank’ by Mark Podwal

"Sadly, the drawing is even more relevant today," the artist told JNS.

Mark Podwal. Credit: Wikipedia.
Mark Podwal
Mark Podwal is an artist in New York. He has illustrated many of the books of his friend Elie Wiesel, and his work can be found in major museums, Jewish and non-Jewish, worldwide.

Mark Podwal drew “Israeli Tank” in the 1980s. It appeared on the New York Times op-ed page in 1989.

Israeli Tank by Mark Podwal
“Israeli Tank” (1989) by Mark Podwal, which ran on the New York Times op-ed page. Credit: Courtesy of Mark Podwal.

The drawing, which shows a tank with a nine-branched main gun that evoke a Hanukkah menorah, has been exhibited at the Jewish Museum in Prague and the Yeshiva University Museum in Manhattan. It is slated to appear soon in an exhibit at Hebrew Union College

“My drawing appeared in 1989 on the New York Times Op-Ed page and has been exhibited in several of my museum exhibitions including at Yeshiva University Museum and the Jewish Museum in Prague. It is about to be exhibited at the Heller Museum at Hebrew Union College.

“Sadly, the drawing is even more relevant today,” Podwal told JNS.

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