3 responses to “Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish American Art.”
Dear Professor Baigell,
As an expert in American Jewish Art you are familiar with the artistic work of my father David Bekker.
It occurred to me that you might find interest in the website my sister and I have put together to honor is memory and his artistic talent: http://www.davidbekker.com/index.html
In addition,I was wondering if you could help us unravel the mystery of the topics of some of our father’s paintings.As my sister and I were children when he passed away,there are a few pieces which which we cannot quite decipher or do not understand.
If you are amenable I will send you photos of these particular items.
In your book about American Jewish Artists you mention a comment made by our father regarding optimism of the future as opposed to the pessimism of the past as expressed in his work.It is ironic, however, that the content of very much of his work was nostalgic and rather tragic.
All the best
May I suggest you email Professor Baigell directly about this?
Thanks.I tried but none of his email addresses that I tried went through.Perhaps you know how to contact him?