Fugitive Colors

Fugitive Colors Fugitive Colors is a gripping debut novel of an artist s indomitable vengeance after World War II Julian Klein a young American artist rebels against his religious upbringing and is eager for the ar

  • Title: Fugitive Colors
  • Author: Lisa Barr
  • ISBN: 9780615625942
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fugitive Colors is a gripping debut novel of an artist s indomitable vengeance after World War II Julian Klein, a young American artist, rebels against his religious upbringing and is eager for the artistic freedom of 1930s Paris He flees Chicago only to find himself consumed by a world in which a paintbrush can be as lethal as a gun An artist turned spy, Julian at theFugitive Colors is a gripping debut novel of an artist s indomitable vengeance after World War II Julian Klein, a young American artist, rebels against his religious upbringing and is eager for the artistic freedom of 1930s Paris He flees Chicago only to find himself consumed by a world in which a paintbrush can be as lethal as a gun An artist turned spy, Julian at the same time competes with jealous inferior artists who feverishly attempt to destroy those with true talent Love, friendship, betrayal, and passion, as Julian learns, are never black and white Like an abstract painting, Julian s turbulent journey is emotionally charged as he tries to save his friends and salvage some of the most beloved pieces of modern art including his own.The story of Julian and his friends artistic endeavors is inspired by a harrowing and little known historical truth the official Nazi exhibition of Degenerate Art, which opened in Munich on July 19, 1937, one day after the first Great German Art Exhibition Lisa Barr s unrelenting prose breathes life into the artists who were made to endure miserable oppression sometimes death under the brutal Nazi regime This is a novel of suspense, love, mystery, and, above all, the power of art.

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    About “Lisa Barr

    • Lisa Barr

      Author Lisa Barr s award winning debut novel FUGITIVE COLORS, a suspenseful tale of stolen art, love, lust, and revenge on the eve of WWII, won the IPPY gold medal for Literary Fiction 2014 by the Independent Book Publishers Association In addition, FUGITIVE COLORS has been optioned for a movie by Hollywood Producer Arthur Sarkissian Rush Hour trilogy, While You Were Sleeping Heeb Magazine named FUGITIVE COLORS one of its TOP 10 Books of 2014 A journalist for than 20 years, Lisa served as an editor for The Jerusalem Post for five years, covering Middle East politics, lifestyle, and terrorism in Jerusalem Among the highlights of her career, Lisa covered the famous handshake between the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the late PLO leader Yasser Arafat, and President Bill Clinton at the White House.Following the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin, Lisa profiled his wife Leah for Vogue magazine, and they maintained a friendship until Mrs Rabin s death She later served as managing editor of Moment magazine based in Washington, DC, which was co founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel Most recently, she worked as an editor staff reporter for the Chicago Sun Times, covering lifestyle, sex relationships, and celebrities She earned her master s degree from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University Booklist says this about FUGITIVE COLORS Masterfully conceived and crafted, Barr s dazzling debut novel has it all passion and jealousy, intrigue and danger fugitivecolorsthenovel Lisa is also the creator of the popular website and blog GIRLilla Warfare A Mom s Guide to Surviving the Suburban Jungle girlillawarfare which launched in May, 2012 Her greatest joy is writing while raising her three beautiful daughters, and stealing away for coffee time with her husband David Barr She lives in the Chicago area, with her family, two dogs, and lots of Girl Drama fodder for her next novel

    120 thoughts on “Fugitive Colors

    • I couldn't put this book down and don't know where to begin with this review there's so much going on.The story sucked me in with its beautiful prose and held my attention. the prologue to the final satisfying moments when the story comes full circle. The story covers romance, art, politics, deception, revenge, betrayal, loyalty a little bit of everything but most of all it's about cross-cultural friendship bonded by a love for art, focusing on the rivalry between Rene Levi and Felix Von Bredow, [...]


    • I won this through First Reads Giveaway.This is going to be one of those reviews that I do where I hardly make any sense. There are not enough ways to describe just how much I loved this book!!! As a huge history buff, I love reading a book wrapped around actual historical events. The author Lisa Barr did an excellent job of describing the atmosphere in Europe prior to World War II. Yakov Klein, a Hasidic Jew, knew at an early age that painting was his life's passion. Even though he is forbidde [...]


    • I adored this story of passion and betrayal among the painters struggling to survive Hitler's ruthless war on art and humanity. Beautifully written and unforgettable.


    • I may not have chosen to spend my anniversary this year in Nazi Germany, where no one could be trusted, watching as the life was stripped from sensitive artists and as great works of art were stripped from our world culture—yet I was compelled to. The interpersonal dynamics between three young artists as their idealism met with the aggressive controls instituted by Hitler (himself a frustrated artist) kept me creeping back to the book while our lobster broiled. I was well aware of my middle-cl [...]


    • Fugitive Colors by Lisa Barr offers a sensuous and stunning entry into the art scene in Europe during World War II. This work of profoundly engaging historical fiction delves into the passion and peril of those artists who were then in the thrall of creating a wide array of modern art genres. Entartete Kunste — "degenerate art" is the term the Nazi spin doctors created to justify prohibiting, destroying and also secretly hoarding some of the works of emerging avant garde masters such as Klee, [...]


    • Being a Jew in Germany at the beginning of Hitler’s reign was not a good plan. Being Jewish and an Expressionistic painter was much, much worse. Julian Klein has stayed in Paris learning to specify his art. He is very good but also very innocent in many ways. He makes close friends in Felix Von Bredow a child of the Reich with no artistic talent whatsoever; Rene and Adrienne – lovers and quite talented and Charlotte the model who everyone lusted after.Before Julian hit Paris he was Yakov Kle [...]


    • Fugitive Colors Fugitive Colors is a story about art, painters, love, revenge and redemption. The story takes place just prior to WWII and is about a group of painters that live and paint in Paris. An American, Julian Klein is the main character of the story. An idealistic young man who left America and his family because he did not want to conform to his father's rules. His father is a cruel man and does not understand Julian's desire to paint.  Felix Von Bredow is a painter who is not as tal [...]


    • This was an absolutely fantastic read and I was hooked from the first page. Characters were well rounded, the pacing was wonderfully done, and the story had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Julian's struggle with his friend's betrayal is heartrending, as are the terrible things he experiences at the hands of the Nazi party. Simultaneously a story about friendship, love, betrayal, jealousy, politics, religion, art and passion, Fugitive Colors offers far more than expected at first glance [...]


    • A beautiful and moving novel about a young American man, Julian Klein, an Orthodox Jew from Chicago who runs away to Paris in the mid 1930's leaving his family to pursue his dream of becoming an artist. His first day there, he happens to meet three other artists at a cafe. Ms. Barr writes eloquently about the relationships between these friends and how the effects of imminent war will change them both personally and professionally. It is sometimes with a lump in one's throat and at other times w [...]


    • Lisa Barr is a wonderful author. Fugitive Colors is a beautiful work of historical nonfiction. This is a story which will captivate you from the very beginning all the way till the end. You will be sad when it's over because the author has a wonderful ability to develop these characters and create this world you will get swept up in. I loved it!!!


    • This is a very intense and well researched novel set primarily in the pre WWII period in Paris and Germany about young painters who are exploring the more modern aspects of painting at a time when the Nazis were coming to power and labeling that kind of art as degenerate. Although I knew about the Nazis "collecting" art from museums and Jewish collectors, I wasn't aware of the fact that they sold off a lot of modern art through Swiss bankers as a way of funding the Nazi rise to power. This novel [...]


    • Mesmerizing and unputdownable, Fugitive Colors is a book that brilliantly combines historical fiction and suspense. The characters and their story of love, revenge, and jealousy kept me on the edge of my seat, heart in my throat. The characters in this book, a group of young artists living in Paris and Germany as Hitler and the Nazis come into power, are friends, artists, and lovers who encompass the feelings, the sacrifices, and the evil that existed at that time. The power, the rage, and the t [...]



    • So often I hear of books that get stunning reviews and awards only to find them over awarded, in my not so humble opinion. In the case of Fugitive Colors there can't be any over ratings. It is simply an amazing book. I bought a Kindle version because it was offered as a deal on ; by the way, I am not marketing for . As I was in the midst of another book, I delayed reading it. The delay was a mistake as it delayed my enormous enjoyment. But don't let me lead you astray. This is not an always happ [...]


    • This book was a saga of sorts. We follow the protagonist, Yakov/Julian, from childhood to middle age. He is a passionate painter with the drive to paint flowing through his veins. In attempts to become who he is he moves to New York from Chicago; to Paris from New York; to Germany from Paris. He is in Paris when Hitler is rising to power in Germany. Julian becomes friends with a close knit group of people who include Charlotte, Adrienne, Rene, and Felix (who is German).Julian is always cast as t [...]


    • I received this novel through Goodread's First Reads. The beginning section in Paris is interesting enough and immerses the reader in art, though not the art scene of Paris of the time, but instead how art effects the lives of the characters. This effect of art is the driving force of the plot, but the reader loses this for some time as the action moves to Germany. From then on, the plot is continuously brutal and desolate as the characters make the same repetitious mistakes. The writing was not [...]


    • I am not normally a historical fiction reader, but Lisa Barr's Fugitive Colors truly had me enthralled. From the first page of the prologue, to the last drop of beautifully written wonder, I didn't read this book, I lived it. In my opinion, this is the mark of a true gem of a book. When you read a book that engages you so well you have to put it down because you yourself, not the character, are in a concentration camp, it makes you realize what this author has done. I do not mean to rant on and [...]


    • FUGITIVE COLORS is probably one of the most suspenseful, captivating and well-written novels I've ever read. I couldn't put it down and was immediately caught up in the drama, the history, the characters and the storyline. The book paints a moving portrait of persecuted artists during WWII - a part of history and the Holocaust that I knew nothing about - in a fascinating and imaginative approach. Lisa Barr's writing is fantastic and I can't wait for her next novel - or perhaps the movie version [...]


    • Loved this book. It is fantastic. It will haunt you long after you finish it. I found myself thinking about it when not reading it. My husband read it before me and kept wanting to discuss it. I was hooked right from the first page. I have read many WWII historical fiction books but for some reason didn't realize that the Nazi's persecuted and killed artists that they didn't feel were worthy. The story takes place in the mid-late 1930's.


    • Overwrought, melodramatic, unrealistic. There are parts that are well-done, especially the middle section during Julian and Rene's imprisonment. The historical truth of Nazi art theft is compelling and holds the rest of this implausible story together. But the characters are simply unbelievable in nearly every way. And the florid pearl-clutching writing. Dear me. Had to read this for book club, otherwise I would have given up on it.


    • A captivating debut novel of love, betrayal and art. Combined with Nazis and Paris during the war. I have to say The result was brilliant in a book that kept me up all night reading. For those of you that know me you know that I don't stay up late! Lisa Barr we heard you at the JBC conference and have selected you as one of our authors at our book festival in Denver. We would love to host you!


    • In the 1930s, the Nazis carried out a highly organized mission to eradicate modern art. Young American artist Julian (formerly Yacov) Klein meets bohemian artists in Paris and moves on to study and paint in Germany. Interesting story for the history, detracted by anachronistic dialogue and events: "Yeah, right, said Julian." And the Nazis deface Expressionist paintings in 1936 with spray paint, not invented until 1947.


    • This book is annoyingly unbelievable. The premise and intentions are good but to ask us to believe that 2 Jewish artists went to vacation in Germany during the rise of Nazism, then got sent to Dachau and escaped!!!? Then escaped from several other situations and kept bumping into Felix like he's the only Nazi in Europeon and on, unbelievable storylines continue. I get it, they live to paint. This book has some interesting points but overall poorly written.


    • Love, love, love. There's something about the second world war and its place in books that always fascinates me. This story was a page turner teeming with character turmoil and conflict, art and finding oneself among it all. It was a splendid read. I fell in love with the characters and my heart ached for them. I think I found a new favorite author!I won this book through First Reads.




    • The author of this book will be speaking at the upcoming Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music Festival in Denver So glad I got tipped off to this book. I could not put it down!


    • This book was so good- local author (Deerfield IL) and interesting story about artists in Pre WWII Paris and Germany. Kept me riveted.



    • I finished it because I was interested in the topic (and to a lesser extent, the plot), but the writing is disappointingly amateurish. It did get a little better in the second half though.


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