Barbara Shilo | Strange Unrealities

Barbara Shilo (1923-2015) came to the US from early Nazi Germany in 1938 at the age of 15. Her family supported her efforts to pursue her passion in the arts - studying acting, writing, and painting at New York University and the Arts Student League. In 1956, she went on to study psychology at the New School for Social Research while establishing herself as a painter throughout New York State and the country. Best known for her exhibit, Silent Voices Speak, a vivid depiction of Jewish life leading up to and during the Holocaust, she was also known for her evocative paintings using real and symbolic subject matter to express her concerns for social justice. Here, we see some of Shilo's surreal paintings.

image Barbara Shilo | Save Me Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | The Rumor Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | Shadows Behind the Chain Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | Hymn from a Shroud Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | Of Time Unseen Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | Through the Hole in the Rock Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | Quotidian Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | Untitled #14 Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | The Game of Bingo Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | Untitled Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | Untitled Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | Code of the Unbidden Guest Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | The Builder Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | Homage to Matisse Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | Balance on a Two-legged chair Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | Untitled 31 Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | Untitled 36 Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | Untitled 18 Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | Musing upon the King, my Brother's wreck Year Unknown
image Barbara Shilo | Don't Know Year Unknown