Engstrom paints GHOSTS

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Engstrom is a child of Holocaust survivors brought over from Eastern Europe to live in the US by a "cousin's club" founded by American relatives during WWII. In this Series of large photorealist oil paintings, the artist depicts newly-arrived survivors embarking on lives of freedom in America. Despite happy occasions set in family gatherings, many figures still bear the vacant, haunted look of ghosts rather than people.

To commission paintings from your own family albums please email me: lynda@nyc.rr.com