Eric Karpeles is a painter who was educated at Haverford College, Oxford and The New School in New York City. In the 1970s he lived in France, where he held painting fellowships at both La Cite des Arts in Paris and the Camargo Foundation in Cassis. He is a painter of two monumental room-sized works - the Sanctuary Project and the Rockefeller Chapel. Karpeles writes about painting, poetry and aesthetics.
'Fortunately you do not need to have read a page of Proust to
appreciate this beautiful book' - Daily Telegraph
'Authoritative, intelligent, amusing (don't miss the footnotes, 'Paintings in Proust' can be enjoyed without prior exposure to Proust - though as with so many things in life, the more you know, the more fun you'll have' - New York Observer
'I look forward to the day when I read the novel again with Mr Karpeles's book beside me' - The Art Newspaper