Enjoyment in Libraries with the Candid Pencil of David Friedman presents candid sketches by the Austrian-born painter, portraitist, and graphic artist. A survivor of the Holocaust, Friedman settled in St. Louis in 1956. While working on paintings that recreated his experiences in the Lodz Ghetto and concentration camps, he would take trips to St. Louis area libraries as a relief from the anguish and misery of his memories.
Friedman ended up sketching over 100 portraits at seven different libraries from 1962-1967. Over sixty portraits, along with photographs of Washington University libraries from the time period, were displayed in Olin Library at Washingon University in St. Louis from April 7 through July 31, 2014.