The Jewish Museum of New Jersey presents an exhibition of the art of John
H. Less (1923- 2011). The paintings in this exhibition primarily focus on Less' life as a German holocaust refugee in
Shanghai from 1940 to 1947. They depict things he directly witnessed and experienced during this period of his life.
Less vividly portrays his uprooting from a culture in which
he and his family believed themselves to be at home and secure to their abrupt transformation into complete outsiders. Less's oeuvre is predominantly realistic with Impressionist influence.