Internationally Renowned Artist Made the Holocaust the Subject of His Work
TORONTO, March 14, 2012 /CNW/ - From March 1 to April 30th, 2012, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto presents "Icons of Loss: The Art of Samuel Bak" at The Columbus Centre's Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery (901 Lawrence Avenue, West.)
This is the first major exhibition of Bak's work in Canada.
The unique exhibit consists of several dozen important paintings, many based upon the iconic 1943 photograph depicting a little boy at gun point during the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto.
Gerda Frieberg, the founding chair of UJA Federation's Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre who was instrumental in bringing the exhibit to Toronto, first met Bak over 60 years ago in a Displaced Persons Camp in the Germany.
"Imagine, Gerda reflects, "if more than 1.5 million children had not been murdered in the Holocaust. Think of what they could have accomplished for our common humanity."
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