Painted in Words: A Memoir


Painted in Words: A Memoir


Samuel Bak

In Painted in Words, Samuel Bak sets aside his brushes to narrate the story 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. Lovingly, he evokes his departed parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, along with their household employees, to create a vital gallery of dramatic, lyrical, epic, and sometimes absurd heroes. 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 Young — and middle-aged and aging — Survivor."

  • Published by Pucker Art Publications, Boston, MA, 2001
  • Distributed by Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN
  • Slip cased hardcover book, 9.25 x 6.25"
  • 500 pages with full color images
  • ISBN: 0-253-340480-0
  • Price: $40.00
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