Nelly Toll is active/lives in New Jersey / Poland. Nelly Toll is known for watercolor holocaust theme painting and illustration.
Biography Nelly Toll
The following text is excerpted from a New York Times exhibition review of "The Arts" section, January 23, 2016.
"Art From the Holocaust’: The Beauty and Brutality in Forbidden Works"
By Mary M. Lane
BERLIN — When Nelly Toll was 8 years old, during World War II, she rewrote the Cinderella fairy tale with a feminist twist. Instead of Prince Charming, a powerful princess invited Cinderella to live in her castle and enjoy a pianist performing in a sun-drenched room.
Ms. Toll illustrated her story in seven watercolors, basing Cinderella on feisty women in Russian literature and the pianist on her mother, Rozia. But she concocted the fairy tale to transcend reality. She and Rozia, both Jewish, had locked themse
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