Pictures of Fidelman: An Exhibition by Bernard Malamud
Arthur Fidelman, Bronx-born and raised, is a self-confessed failure as a painter. When he goes to Italy to prepare a critical study of Giotto, a zany adventure ensues. Pursued through the streets of Rome by the refugee Susskind, forced to abandon Giotto, feeling a reawakening desire to create art, falling into the hands of art thieves, hand-carving wooden Madonnas for sale, becoming a pimp, attempting to sculpt the perfect hole, Fidelman is a comic creation of genius.
One of the best known Jewish novelists of the twentieth century, Bernard Malamud (1914-1986) won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for his 1966 novel, The Fixer, which was later adapted into a movie. His first novel, The Natural is widely considered one of his best works, and it was also adapted into a movie starring Robert Redford.
Date of Birth:
April 28, 1914
Date of Death:
March 18, 1986
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Place of Death:
New York, New York
B.A., City College of New York, 1936; M.A., Columbia University, 1942