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Samuel Bak (American/Israeli, b.1933)
LOT ID: 67191
Surreal Still Life (with blue bottle), 1979

Watercolor, Aquarelle on Paper, Coloured Pencil
29.13 х 39.37 in. (73.99 x 100 cm.)
Signed, lower right BAK
Lot description
74 x 100 cm
Samuel Bak / Shmuel Bak was born in 1933 in Vilna, Poland and began his artistic career as a "vunderkind" of the Vilna Ghetto. Discovering his love for art at the age of nine, Bak continued to draw and paint from that point onward, even as his life became increasingly turbulent. When Germany invaded Vilna in 1940, Bak and his family moved into the ghettos, where he found the subjects for his earliest works of art. Bak has spent his life dealing with the artistic expression of the destruction and dehumanization which make up his childhood memories. He speaks about what are deemed to be the unspeakable atrocities of the Holocaust. He has created a visual language to remind the world of its most desperate moments. Since 1949 he lives and works in Tel Aviv / Israel. [Judaic Studies, Philadelphia]
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