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Bak, Samuel

Overview
Works: 138 works in 206 publications in 4 languages and 5,478 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Interviews  Art 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Interviewer, Creator, Honoree, Costume designer
Classifications: ND979.B27, 759.95694
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Most widely held works about Samuel Bak
 
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Scrolls of testimony by Abba Kovner( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Scrolls of Testimony is powerful, dramatic and compelling - the testimony of the author woven with others' eyewitness accounts, diary entries, poems, and even last wills and testaments. Many of these were carefully recorded and hidden during the war at great personal risk to the writers, who desperately wanted to record the unfathomable events before them. Regarded by many as one of the great masterpieces of Holocaust literature, Scrolls of Testimony is indeed a modern Jewish classic. Kovner worked on the book until his death, and it remains his final tribute to the courage and dignity of the victims and a fulfillment of his promise to bring their testimony to future generations."--Jacket
In a different light : the book of genesis in the art of Samuel Bak by Lawrence L Langer( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The game continues : chess in the art of Samuel Bak by Lawrence L Langer( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The paintings of The Game Continues provide stimulating commentary on the richness and the limits of metaphor in art. Samuel Bak's provocative chess-inspired landscapes illuminate the waste of war in a profaned world, and its impact on the human spirit. Peopled by pawns and knights, rooks and bishops, kings and queens, Bak's vision of conflict from the ancient to the modern era deflates romantic notions of heroic combat. His shattered chessboards rise dramatically out of a barren terrain, recording a decline in human majesty even as he invites us to reconstrue more fruitful imaginings." "The Game Continues reproduces in full color a new series of 52 chess paintings by Bak. Holocaust scholar Lawrence L. Langer guides and enriches our understanding of this unusual artist's complex vision."--Jacket
New perceptions of old appearances in the art of Samuel Bak by Lawrence L Langer( Book )
in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Return to Vilna in the art of Samuel Bak by Lawrence L Langer( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the Holocaust art of Samuel Bak, who escaped the nightmare of history that consumed his family and the rest of Vilna Jewry during World War II
Icon of loss : the haunting child of Samuel Bak by Danna Nolan Fewell( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this examination of Samuel Bak's most recent collection of paintings inspired by the little boy from the famous Stroop Report photo taken in the Warsaw Ghetto in April 1943. Gary A. Phillips and Danna Nolan Fewell consider the historical and visual implications of this iconic image and its contemporary evocations. A survivor of the Vilna liquidation and a child prodigy whose first exhibition was held in the Vilna Ghetto at age nine, Bak weaves together personal history and Jewish history to articulate an iconography of his Holocaust experience. Bak's art preserves memory of the twentieth-century ruination of Jewish life and culture by way of an artistic passion and precision that stubbornly announces the creativity of the human spirit."--Jacket
A Portrait of Elie Wiesel in the shadow of flames ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An interview with Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel illustrated with artwork and photographs in which he remembers his childhood and comments on his life as a writer and philosopher
Adam and Eve in the Art of Samuel Bak by Lawrence L Langer( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holocaust as subject : Samuel Bak, Ellen Rothenberg, Art Spiegelman, Debbie Teicholz : [exhibition] April 13-June 13, 2004, Tweed Museum of Art ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orange Night by Carol Dine( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Icons of loss : the art of Samuel Bak by Lawrence L Langer( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Witness & legacy contemporary art about the Holocaust ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents and describes the art exhibition of the same title held at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Saint Paul, Minn., Jan. 29-May 14, 1995
Masaʻ u-maśa : Shemuʼel Baḳ, 60 shenot yetsirah by Samuel Bak( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Hebrew and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samuel Bak the art of speaking about the unspeakable ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adam & Eve : recent paintings by Samuel Bak : Pucker Gallery, Boston by Samuel Bak( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samuel-Bak-Retrospektive 1946-1997 : Ausstellung im Panorama-Museum Bad Frankenhausen, 13. Juni bis 6. September 1998 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samuel Bak : Zeichnungen, Pastelle, Aquarelle, Mischtechniken, Druckgraphik, 1966-1976 by Samuel Bak( Book )
3 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rishume milḥamah by Samuel Bak( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in Hebrew and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samuel Bak einst und jetzt ; deutsch-englisch by Samuel Bak( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Painted in words : a memoir by Samuel Bak( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Samuel Bak is a renowned artist whose works have been exhibited in museums worldwide. In Painted in Words 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. 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 a Young - and middle-aged and aging - Survivor.""--Jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Bak, Samuel
Baḳ, Shemuʾel
Baḳ, Shemuʾel 1933-
Bak, Shmuel
Baq, Šemûʾēl 1933-
Beḳ, Shemuʾel
Beq, Šemû'ēl 1933-
Samuel Bak
Schmuel Bak
באק, שמואל 1933-
בעק, שמואל 1933-
בק ַשמואל
בק, שמואל 1933-
Languages
English (63)
German (13)
Hebrew (4)
French (1)
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