The Resource Self portrait : an artist's memories, Nadine Alexandre

Self portrait : an artist's memories, Nadine Alexandre

Label
Self portrait : an artist's memories
Title
Self portrait
Title remainder
an artist's memories
Statement of responsibility
Nadine Alexandre
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"French painter Nadine Alexandre uses deceptively simple, matter-of-fact language to tell her incredible life story, from orphaned Holocaust survivor to successful artist. She describes war-torn Paris as if she were sitting at her easel painting it on a Sunday afternoon; her account of the disappearances of her father, mother, and older brother during German raids of the Jewish ghetto are heartrendering for their coolness. Through all the hopeless tragedy of genocide and war, Alexandre paints a portrait of a young girl's unflagging hope and, later, drive and ambition-a girl who manages to soak up an education and develop her talent while being ferried between homes and orphanages. The adult Alexandre's life is every bit as glamorous as the child's was destitute. She describes the libertine life aboard the cruise ships where she worked as art director, the cities and landscapes of Asia, Africa, and Latin America that she painted, and, of course, her romances and affairs with men of various nationalities. Nadine Alexandre's Self Portrait, illustrated with her charming sketches, is by turn tragic and entertaining"--Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
SFR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexandre, Nadine
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexandre, Nadine
  • Women painters
  • Women artists
  • Women artists
  • Women painters
  • French Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Label
Self portrait : an artist's memories, Nadine Alexandre
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource ([viii], 175 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036849739
Label
Self portrait : an artist's memories, Nadine Alexandre
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource ([viii], 175 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036849739

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