Rainbow Behind the Back
Rare authors are better equipped to present the uproarious and scathing Art World than Edward Schwartz, who had been studied for several years the Art of Italian Renascence and was closely acquainted with many world-famous artists of the 20th century. He has used his intimate knowledge of art to create a novel "Rainbow Behind the Back"--emotionally rich in setting and in character, giving a vivid picture of art by the eyes of insider.
In the world of art the characters of the novel play out their lives, embroiled in love and intrigue. Waxing philosophical and examining the psychology of art, the men and the women in these pages seek answers to the meaning of life as they span the globe haunted by their past and looking toward the future. Among them: Holden Heyworth, a world-famous artist, struggling with his fame for his artistic individuality. An unexpected true love stimulated a splash of his ability, but it turned out unrealizable for him. Robert Schwartz, a talented artist-immigrant. He wants to be famous and now, finally, success seems within his reach...but at what price? His wife Rose, who is just a wrinkle away from finding her happiness. Max Werner, a collectioner and philanthropist whose happy social life cannot compensate the disintegration of his own family.
These personages and many others are brought so vividly to life that the reader shares with the characters in the novel fears, hopes and the courage that daily survival entails.