Samuel Bak is active/lives in Massachusetts / Russian Federation, Israel, Poland. Samuel Bak is known for surreal figure, still life and landscape painting.
Biography Samuel Bak
Samuel Bak was born on August 12, 1933 in Vilna, Poland. A few years later the area was incorporated into the independent republic of Lithuania. He was eight when the Germans invaded in 1941 and established a ghetto for the Jewish population. At first he and his parents hid in a local monastery; when the Germans grew suspicious, they escaped to the ghetto.
Bak began painting while still a child, and had his first exhibition in the Vilna ghetto in 1942 at the age of nine. From the ghetto the family was sent to a labor camp on the outskirts of the city. His mother escaped and took refuge with a distant relative who had converted to Christianity and was living undetected in Vilna. Then Bak's father managed to save his son by dropping h
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