Judith Liberman

Email: Liberman@tiac.net

VISUAL ARTIST AND WRITER

Judith Weinsall Liberman created art for four decates, beginning in the 1960s. Her work has been exhibited in museums and other public institutions in the United States and in Israel. It is in museum collections as well as in numerous other public collections. Her 2002 book, HOLOCAUST WALL HANGINGS, can be obtained via www.schoenbooks.com. Her video about the Holocaust Wall Hangings can be viewed at http://chgs.umn.edu/museum/responses/liberman. Her archives are in the Smithsonian Archives of American Art as well as in the Special Collections Department of the Boston Public Library.

Ms. Liberman shifted her focus from visual art to writing in 2007, when she wrote and published her autobiography, MY LIFE INTO ART. She went on to publish two books of plays, LOOKING BACK (2010) and ON BEING AN ARTIST (2012). The latter book included the libretto for one of her two musical plays. Writing the lyrics for her musicals whetted her appetite for writing lyrics and poems, and she published REFLECTIONS (2012), a book of lpoems, lyrics, and stories, in 2012, in collaboration with her daughter, Dr. Laura Liberman.

Her autobiography, MY LIFE INTO ART, published in 2007, can be purchased through www.booklocker.com and is available in both paperback and hardcover. Her work on the Web can be accessed through the following three Gallery sites: Liberman Autobiography

LOOKING BACK: FOUR PLAYS

The Four Plays in this collection were all written after Judith Weinshall Liberman reached her eighties. One play, EMPATHY, was inspired by a period in the playwright's life, when her husband, then only 52, suffered a stroke which rendered him unable to play the piano and led to his severe depression. The other three plays - GOOD OLD ABRAHAM, MICHAL and SISERA'S MOTHER - were inspired by Old Testament stories which the playwright studied in elementary school in her native Israel but upon which she bestows, in her plays, a mature perspective that raises questions relevant to our times. LOOKING BACK: FOUR PLAYS, published in 2010, can be purchased through www.iuniverse.com.

 LOOKING BACK: Four Plays

ON BEING AN ARTIST: THREE PLAYS AND A LIBRETTO

The four dramatic works in this collection all deal with the creative process. The first play, SOUL MATE, was inspired by the authorís interaction, as an aged aspiring librettist-lyricist working on her first musical play, with a gifted young composer. VINCENTíS VISIT and JUDITH AND ANNE feature an imaginary encounter between the author-artist and Vincent van Gogh and Anne Frank respectively. TO BE AN ARTIST integrates elements from VINCENTíS VISIT and JUDITH AND ANNE into one cohesive musical play which raises fundamental questions about art. The musical includes twenty lyrics written by the author. ON BEING AN ARTIST: THREE PLAYS AND A LIBRETTO, contains black-and-white reproductions of twenty-five of Judith Weinshall Libermanís artworks. The book, published in 2012, can be purchased through www.iuniverse.com, Amazon Hard Cover, Amazon Kindle Version.

On Being an Artist

REFLECTIONS: POEMS, LYRICS, AND STORIES

REFLECTIONS includes works written or adapted from writings created over a period of more than half a century. This anthology contains poems, lyrics, and stories, each written by one member of the mother-daughter team of Judith W. Liberman (mother) and Dr. Laura Liberman (daughter). In REFLECTIONS, the authors reflect on their lives and the people they have known. The poems, lyrics, and stories in REFLECTIONS cover a wide range of topics, and are arranged in about a dozen categories. Some writings are humorous, while others are somber. All come from the authorsí heart. Like life itself, REFLECTIONS covers the whole gamut of human experience. The book, published in 2012, can be purchased through www.iuniverse.com.

REFLECTIONS: POEMS, LYRICS, AND STORIES

PASSION: POEMS OF LOVE AND PROTEST

(iUniverse, 2013) is a collection of 150 poems and lyrics written by Judith Weinshall Liberman during 2012. The book is a sequel to REFLECTIONS, an anthology of poems, lyrics, and stories, on which the author collaborated with her daughter, Dr. Laura Liberman. PASSION also includes a selection of photographs that throw light on some of the people depicted in the poems.

PASSION: POEMS OF LOVE AND PROTEST

Her work on the Web can be accessed through the following three Gallery sites:
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This Gallery features some of Judith Liberman's artworks which focus on subjects/themes based on Jewish history. These works are done in a variety of media, including painting, fabric, ceramics, mosaics and mixed media. Each artwork is from one of the artist's series, such as the HOLOCAUST PAINTINGS, the HOLOCAUST WALL HANGINGS, the JEWISH HISTORY WALL HANGINGS, the SELF PORTRAITS or the CERAMICS series. Each series is available to a museum which will undertake to preserve and exhibit it. This Gallery displays some of Judith Liberman's artworks which focus on the human condition. These works are done in a variety of media, including painting and mixed media. Each artwork is from one of the artist's series, such as the MOTHER AND CHILD series, the VIETNAM series or the HOMO SAPIENS series. As in all of Judith Liberman's work, color is used expressively; it ranges all the way from black-and-white in some works to fully saturated color in others. Each series is available to a museum which will undertake to preserve and exhibit it. This Gallery offers a selection from a group of Judith Liberman's artworks which she broadly describes as her ESCAPE INTO COLOR. Through the use of vibrant color etc., these works express an optimistic outlook; they afford the artist an escape from her usual preoccupation with the human condition in general and with Jewish history in particular. Included are works from such series as the INTERIORS series, the BOATS series and the WOMEN series. Also available are abstract works from the artist's SPIRALS and KINETIC series.