PAINTED IN WORDS: A MEMOIR
Bloomington; Indiana University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Item #33424
Original Cloth. 8vo. IX, , 500,  pages. 24 cm. First edition. With a foreword from Amos OZ. 55 color plates. “In Painted in Words internationally renowned artist Samuel Bak sets aside his brushes to narrate the stories of his life—as a child in Nazi-occupied Vilna, as a youth in European refugee camps, and as a maturing artist in Israel, France, Italy, Switzerland, and the United States. With gentle humor, the child prodigy of the faraway past and the accomplished artist of today engage in a spirited dialogue from which emerges a self-portrait of 'The Artist as a Young—and middle-aged and aging—Survivor. ' The brilliance, vision, and virtuosity that Bak brings to his painting are equally in evidence in his writing. This deeply touching work is an important contribution to Holocaust literature and art history. ” (Publishers Description) . Subjects: Painters - Israel - Biography. Bak, Samuel (1933-) - Biographies. Holocaust. Brand new. Great condition. (ART-22-47) xx.