The "Black Forest" Series was created to
Honor my German Grandparents Edith and Richard Hecht who
died of starvation and Typhus in the Bergen Belsen
Concentration Camp in Germany two weeks before the camp
was liberated by German troops,
This was the camp in which Anne Frank also died,
The Series was sponsored by my Patron Robert A. Rowan who
collected several of these paintings, They were first
shown in Lonny Gans Gallery in Los Angeles in Nicholas
Wilder's Space when he moved to New York,
The paintings have been published by the Getty in "L, A.
Rising" by Lynn Kienholz and in Yale University Press'
"Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization," Also
in "House and Garden" magazine in Frank Yablans collection
next to a Picasso, And "Arts" magazine review by Curator
and Critic David S. Rubin,
Two are in Museum Permanent Collections: The Laguna Art
Museum and the Skirball Center,
Click on the images below to enlarge view.
Black Forest II Collection of the Artist
and Black Forest 111 Collection of the Laguna Art Museum
And Black Forest IV Collection of Michael and Maree Lerner, N,Y.