Si Lewen's Parade : An Artist's Odyssey - Limited Edition
An Artist's Odyssey - Limited Edition
, introduction by Art Spiegelman
Si Lewen's Parade is a timeless story told in a language that knows no country - a wordless epic that, despite its muteness, is more powerful than the written or the spoken word. First published in 1957, The Parade is a lost classic, newly discovered, remastered, and presented by Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Maus. Reproduced in a unique two-sided accordion-fold format with an extensive overview of the artist's career on the verso, The Parade is a celebration of art and the story of recurring war as Si Lewen experienced it over the past 90 years, watching the joyful parades that marked the end of World War I lead into the death marches of World War II and the Korean War. As The Parade unfolds, the reader is taken on an unforgettable journey of sequential images.
Si Lewen was born in Lublin, Poland, on November 8, 1918, to secular Jewish parents. After moving to Berlin to escape Polish anti-Semitism, he fled to France before immigrating to New York in 1935. After serving in the army during World War II, Lewen made his livelihood as a painter. He lives in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. Art Spiegelman is an American comics writer, artist, and editor best known for his Pulitzer Prize–winning graphic novel memoir, Maus.