SIGNED BY MOSHE LAZAR with DEDICATION to Dov Noy, dated 1989. RARE richly illustrated monograph on the life and works of an eminent Israeli-American painter Pinchas Shaar (1923-1996). Shaar was born and studied painting with Jankel Adler and Wladyslaw Strzeminski in Poland, survived the Lodz Ghetto and concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, studied in Paris after WW2, and later immigrated to Israel and subsequently to New York where he died. Moshe Lazar (1928-2012) was an acclaimed professor of comparative literature and drama at the University of Southern California and the founder of the school`s comparative literature department, as well as the Dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts (of which he was also the founder) at the University of Tel Aviv. Lazar authored more than 40 books over the course of his academic career and has also translated numerous French, Spanish, and Italian plays into Hebrew for performance on the Israeli stage. The dedicatee is the doyen of Jewish folklore studies and literature Prof. Dov Noy (1920-2013). 310x245mm. 175 pages. Green cloth Hardcover with illustrated dust-jacket laid in plain board slipcase. Gilt front cover and spine. Slipcase slightly yellowing and dirty. Slipcase bottom joints slightly torn. Artist`s phone number and address written in pen and small pen marks on slipcase. Jacket slightly rubbed. Jacket spine bottom edges wrinkled; upper edge tattered. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare and extensively illustrated album of an influential 20th-century Jewish artist is in good condition.