Samuel Bak, ‘Before and After’, 2017, Painting, Oil on Canvas, Pucker Gallery
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Samuel Bak

Before and After, 2017

Oil on Canvas
54 × 54 in
137.2 × 137.2 cm
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Boston
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Signed 'BAK 2017' in lower right corner
Samuel Bak
American, b. 1933
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The Polish-born painter Samuel Bak is well-known for his Surrealist paintings, frequently derived from his own experience.

After the war, Bak left Vilna for Munich to study painting and became familiar with German Expressionism and Constructivism. In 1948, Bak and his mother immigrated to Israel and Bak studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. He moved to Paris in 1956, studying at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, where he discovered post-neoclassical Cubism, and in 1959, he moved to Rome and held his first exhibition of abstract paintings. A product of his varied training, Bak’s work combines elements of Realism, Surrealism and Cubism, as well as reflecting his admiration for the Old Masters. However, from these he carved out his own style.

Throughout his career, Bak’s work has featured in numerous exhibitions and collections throughout Europe, Israel and the US, where he now resides. In 1962, he exhibited at the Venice Biennale. Other exhibitions of Bak’s work include the 1975 exhibition at the Jewish Museum of New York and an exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London in 1990. In 2002, he received the German Herkomer Cultural Prize.

Samuel Bak, ‘Before and After’, 2017, Painting, Oil on Canvas, Pucker Gallery
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Signed 'BAK 2017' in lower right corner
Samuel Bak
American, b. 1933
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The Polish-born painter Samuel Bak is well-known for his Surrealist paintings, frequently derived from his own experience.

After the war, Bak left Vilna for Munich to study painting and became familiar with German Expressionism and Constructivism. In 1948, Bak and his mother immigrated to Israel and Bak studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. He moved to Paris in 1956, studying at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, where he discovered post-neoclassical Cubism, and in 1959, he moved to Rome and held his first exhibition of abstract paintings. A product of his varied training, Bak’s work combines elements of Realism, Surrealism and Cubism, as well as reflecting his admiration for the Old Masters. However, from these he carved out his own style.

Throughout his career, Bak’s work has featured in numerous exhibitions and collections throughout Europe, Israel and the US, where he now resides. In 1962, he exhibited at the Venice Biennale. Other exhibitions of Bak’s work include the 1975 exhibition at the Jewish Museum of New York and an exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London in 1990. In 2002, he received the German Herkomer Cultural Prize.

Samuel Bak

Before and After, 2017

Oil on Canvas
54 × 54 in
137.2 × 137.2 cm
Sold
Location
Boston
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