Maryan S. Maryan (Pinchas Burstein) (Polish, 1927-1977)
Winter, 1975
silkscreen on paper
24.5 x 20.9 in. (62 x 53 cm.)
Edition of 75
ID: MAR1102-003
Hand-signed by author in pencil

$ 2,000

1 in stock

I don’t force anyone to like my painting, but I don’t want it to be labeled anything, for example: denunciatory painting, unbridled aggressiveness… […] As far as my painting is concerned, I officially declare that I would rather have it called ‘truth‑painting’.

MARYAN, excerpt from the catalogue Ariel42, from Ariel Gallery, Paris, February 1977


Pinchas Burstein, also known as Maryan S. Maryan, was a Polish-Jewish artist born on October 27, 1927, in Lodz, Poland. He survived the Holocaust and emigrated to Israel in 1948, where he studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.

His work is a reflection on pain, memory, and humanity. In his early works, he depicted the horror of the Holocaust he had experienced, using drawing and painting to represent the experience of Nazi concentration camps. Over time, his work evolved towards more abstract and sculptural forms.

Maryan passed away on February 15, 1977, in New York City, USA, at the age of 49. His work has been recognized for its artistic value and historical testimony to the Holocaust. His artistic legacy is a combination of the tragedy of his personal experience and his faith in the ability of art to convey universal messages and evoke deep emotions in the viewer.