Yonia Fain (1913 - 2013)Yonia Fain Portrait
International Artist, Award-Winning Yiddish Poet/Author
Past President of the Yiddish Pen Society
Past Co-President of the Congress for Jewish Culture
Yonia Fain was an internationally acclaimed artist, poet, author and educator who passed away at the age of 100 in December 2013. Yonia Fain served as a faculty member at Hofstra University in the department of Fine Arts, Design and Art History from 1971 until his retirement in 1985. On the occasion of his 100th birthday, he was named faculty emeritus by Hofstra University.
Born in the Ukraine in 1913, as a young child his family fled Bolshevik Russia
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