Altneuschul Prague, Czech Republic
High Synagogue Prague, Czech Republic
Initially known for his drawings for The New York Times, Podwal’s works have been exhibited and published worldwide. He is the author and illustrator of numerous books, most of which focus on Jewish tradition, history, and legend. His art is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Israel Museum, and the Jewish Museums in Berlin, Vienna, Stockholm, and New York, among many other venues Beyond his works on paper, Podwal’s artistry has been employed in an array of diverse projects, including the design of a series of decorative plates for the Metropolitan Museum. The French Ministry of Culture named Podwal an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters. Moreover, he has received the Foundation for Jewish Culture Achievement Award and the Foreign Ministry of the Czech Republic’s Gratias Agit Award. Czech Television has produced and broadcast two documentaries on Podwal’s art.
Mark Podwal works in New York City and Harrison NY, USA