About the Book
This book shows an exhibit in honor of Lee Liebmann, an 86-year-old resident of Teaneck, NJ who left Nazi Germany just weeks before Kristallnacht. The exhibit feature works by Lee Liebmann’s daughter-in-law Gerda Liebmann, a Swiss-born artist whose work has been displayed in galleries worldwide. These works offer a visually compelling narrative of Mr. Liebmann’s life-journey, which began in the town of Limburg where his father was a horse dealer and brought him to London during World War II before he came to the United States in 1946.
Gerda Liebmann attended the Kunstgewerbeschule in St.Gallen, Switzerland, where she studied graphic design. She apprenticed in several of the region's top graphics studios before coming to the United States in 1981 and founding International Print and Design, a studio specializing in design services for global high technology companies. After retiring from the company to raise her two sons, she shifted to the fine arts. She also became an ordained minister and founded Red Bank Community Church with her husband, Rev. Lenny Liebmann. Gerda works primarily in acrylic on large canvases and in encaustics. She also specializes in installation pieces that invite viewers to consider scriptural themes in new ways. Recently, she has been working in digital photography and video as well. To see more of her work, visit www.gerdaliebmannarts.com or www.gliebmann.blogspot.com