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The Ten Commandments, 1927

 File — Box: B250.03.0002
Identifier: B250.03.0002


Oil painting "The Ten Commendments" by H. David Spivak who was the son of Dr. Charles David and Jennie Charsky Spivak. The painting was commissioned as a mural for the Beth HaMedrosh Hagodol Synagogue in Denver, Colorado. Haim David Spivak was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1893 and died in Denver, Colorado in 1932. He studied at the University of Denver, the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois and the Art Students League, New York. He was one of three co-founders of the Denver Artists Guild, now the Colorado Artists Guild.


  • 1927


Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection is predominately in English; some materials are in Hebrew and Yiddish, including the Hebrew-Yiddish dictionary.

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1 Items (Framed oil painting) : Good condition ; 89 x 76.5 x 2.5 inches

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The collection materials include biographical information on Dr. Charles and Jennie Spivak, a family tree chart, a Yiddish dictionary written by Dr. C. D. Spivak and Soloman Bloomgarden (Yehoash), correspondence and articles written by Charles Spivak. The collection also includes memorials to Charles Spivak, including the special memorial issue of the JCRS publication, "The Sanatorium." The collection also contains art by H. David Spivak, son of Charles and Jennie Spivak, including an oil painting, "The Ten Commandments" and note cards drawn by Daniel Spivak.

Custodial History

Was a mural in the Beth HaMedrosh Hagodol synagogue, then ownership went back to the Spivak family.

Related Materials

A halftone reproduction published in OCLC 308158920: Abrams, J., Dr. Charles David Spivak, p. 50.

Materials Specific Details

Inscription on work: "Spivak '27"

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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