On the whole, N.A.’s works display hastiness and an inclination to sketch- like compositions, which altogether indicate the artist’s creative temperament. Though his compositions seem to be attempting to communicate something, he fails to highlight the main idea. Undoubtedly N. A. possesses talent, diligence and a good deal of creative potential. However, he still lacks a more open attitude to the surrounding environment, while speaking of creation––displaying his beliefs and individuality.19
True, only the newest works were attacked; those pertaining to his early period, which had previously been criticized in the press, were now referred to as “manifesting superior artistic taste, balanced coloring and profound thought."20 According to Bichiunas, the new paintings of Arbit Blatt “display a youthful spirit and temperament,though less attention is being paid to the object itself. Some of the pictures are noted for a pretended neglect or accidental effects (scratched off dry paint, etc.), which are hardly compatible with the art of painting."21 It is virtually impossible to review all the shows arranged by this young and energetic painter during the interwar period in Lithuania.
During the 1930s the situation changed considerably. Most of the aforementioned artists left Lithuania. Arbit Blatt and Band settled in Paris; Mesenblium died. A new generation of Jewish artists made their appearance on the scene, including D. Lautenshlager, Leiser Kagan, Zale Beker, and Cherne Pertzikovich. About thirty Jewish artists contributed to the exhibitions held during this period, among them Meyer Aizin, Chaim Meyer Feinstein, Chaim Shtreikhman, Elias Kaplan, K. Gdaliya, Jacques Koslowsky, Hirsh Markus, Mina Karn, L. Kenskyte-Shaltuperiene, and Tsile Epshtein.
One of the most promising painters of the 1930s, Cherne Pertzikovich, introduced herself to the public in 1931 while still a student at the J. Vienozhinski Painting Studio. In 1931 and 1932 she took part in the students' painting exhibitions, which received a positive response from the critics. Most of the students, including Pertzikovich, were recognised as very promising painters.