The Holocaust in the Paintings of Valentin Lustig
A postwar child of East European Holocaust survivors, Lustig has created symbolic scenarios of this traumatic period of history. Using his fertile imagination, the artist has developed his own iconography consisting of people, animals, landscapes, still-lifes, architecture in a Surrealist style relating to the works of Dali, de Chirico, and Magritte, and sharing the detail and impact of Hieronymus Bosch. Born in Cluz, Romania, he studied painting in Florence, Italy and has lived in Israel but now resides in Zurich, Switzerland. He has exhibited in Germany, Switzerland and the U.S.