Silent lotus

Visual Artist

1952 –

19

Who is Silent lotus?

silent lotus is a spiritual advisor with an additional gift of sharing through poetry and art. Descending from grandparents who traveled from homes in Hungary and Russia, silent lotus was born in America. He was raised in the small unique community of Roosevelt, New Jersey, which was designed in the Bauhaus style by Louis Kahn and Alfred Kastner in 1936 and was the home to many renowned people in the arts including Ben Shahn, Bernarda Bryson Shahn, Jacob Landau, Gregory Prestopino and Benjamin Appel. During 1970-71 he helped to organize college charity benefits in Boston that were in part performed by his classmate, performance artist/comedian, Andy Kaufman. In his mid-twenties he left for the island of St. Maarten in the Caribbean to give priority to his talents as a visual artist. Almost two years later, as crew of a 30-meter sailboat, along with film producer Saul Zaentz, he ventured across the Atlantic Ocean. From the Mediterranean he traveled overland through Europe and settled in the city of Rotterdam. He began a unique friendship with the elderly Willem Sandberg. Shortly thereafter his work was purchased by the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam for the permanent collection. One of his earliest lithographs was commissioned by the art editor of the NRC Handelsblad and the entire edition was sold out in less than a week.

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Born
Feb 28, 1952
Nationality
  • United States of America

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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