MATTHEW TROYAN

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A SYNOPSIS OF THE BOOK “MATTHEW TROYAN HIS SPIRIT AND HIS ART”

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ROBERT H. BAKER

THE STORY OF MATTHEW TROYAN IS ONE IN WHICH THE STRENGTH INHERENT IN THE HUMAN SPIRIT AND ITS ABILITY TO TRANSMUTE HORROR INTO BEAUTY PRESENTS ITSELF. ONE MAN’S LOVE STORY WITH LIFE THAT IS FILLED WITH HOPE AND COURAGE AND IS SET IN THE DARK DAYS OF WAR TORN EUROPE DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH C. AND HIS PHOENIX- LIKE RISING FROM THOSE ASH FILLED TIMES TO NOT ONLY SURVIVE BUT THRIVE IN THE WORLD OF POST WAR ART IN AMERICA.

THIS IS THE JOURNEY OF MASTER ARTIST MATTHEW TROYAN. HIS LIFE AS A CHILD IN WAR TORN POLAND DURING WWI AND AS A HERO IN THE POLISH CAVALRY DURING THE INVASION OF POLAND BY THE NAZIS ON SEPTEMBER 1, 1939 IN THE BATTLE OF THE TUCHOLA FOREST; HIS IMPRISONMENT AND THREE MEETINGS WITH THE EXECUTIONERS IN THE CAMPS OF AUSCHWITZ, MAUTHAUSEN, AND EBENSEE; HIS UNEXPECTED MEETING WITH GREAT CRUELTY AS PRESENTED IN HIS PERSONAL DESCRIPTION OF LIFE IN THE CAMPS; HIS HIDDEN AND RESCUED PAINTINGS DONE INSIDE THE CAMPS BEARING WITNESS TO THE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY; HIS LIBERATION AND STUDY WITH MASTER ARTIST JOAN MIRO DURING HIS POST WAR SCHOOLING AT THE ACADEMY OF FINE ART IN DUSSELDORF; HIS INNATE UNDERSTANDING OF COLOR IN THE ARTS AND THE IMPACT ON THE OBSERVER; HIS EVER PRESENT INNER DRIVE TO TELL THE UNVARNISHED TRUTH DEEP WITHIN HIS HEART THROUGH HIS ART; THE THREE WOMEN HE LIVED WITH AND LOVED IN HIS LIFE AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON HIM AND HIS ART; HIS JOURNEY TO AMERICA AND ADVENTURES IN THE ART WORLD WHILE PAINTING WITH JACKSON POLLOCK, WILLEM DE KOONING AND FRANZ KLINE IN NEW YORK AND LONG ISLAND; HIS EVER PRESENT LOVE OF CHRIST AND HIS TRIBUTE TO HIM THROUGH HIS ART; HIS LIFE’S BATTLE WITH THE FORCES OF GOOD AND EVIL CAPTURED BY HIS BRUSH AND PRESENTED ON HIS CANVASES; AND HIS 21ST CENTURY REDISCOVERY AS A MASTER ARTIST AFTER 50 YEARS OF OBSCURITY. TO DATE HE IS THE ONLY KNOWN ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST ARTIST TO HAVE SURVIVED THE HOLOCAUST.

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