Painting the Nazi Gas Chambers With Defiant Realism

Art that deals with the Holocaust isn’t supposed to be abstract, says Mexican-Jewish artist Yishai Jusidman, whose exhibition opens this week in Manhattan.

NEW YORK − Among the best-known works in Belgian painter Luc Tuymans’ first retrospective in the United States was “Gaskamer” ‏(“Gas Chamber”‏), from 1986,...