Isaac Benich RABICHEV 1894 — 1957
Ісаак РАБИЧЕВ • Исаак Беньич РАБИЧЕВ
Isaac Rabichev spent his early career in Kyiv studying in the studios of Alexander Murashko and Alexandra Exter. He promoted the creation of Jewish-centric art, and along with Issachar ber Rybak, Abraham Manievich, Marc Chagall and Robert Falk, he served as a core member of the Artistic Division of the Jewish Cultural League that was formed in Kyiv in 1918. The group sought to fuse traditional Jewish imagery with concurrent, avant-garde techniques. Rabichev moved to Moscow in 1922 with several other members of the group, and there he turned his focus to the theater, collaborating with the State Jewish Chamber Theater in the early 1920s. The artist died in Moscow in 1957.