Books In Sync Recognizes Author Carl David
"My first foray into writing was in college in the school newspaper when I had a grudge about the disgusting food high quality. The write-up was pretty funny but scathing so they wouldn't let me sign it.
My subsequent work was an article in the American Art Review in May possibly 1978, about Martha Walter, an American impressionist artist, whose estate we represented.
In 1981 I authored, "Collecting & Care of Fine Art" published by Crown in New York. It revealed the truths about the art market and separated them from the hype which was so widespread. It was a factual expose for which I received important flack from a lot of colleagues, but someone had to tell the truth and shield the collectors.
My most recent book, "Bader Field" has just been released by Nightengale Press. It is a heart tugging memoir about my father, Samuel David, the legendary art dealer whose life was taken way too early, and how my brother and I had to step into the front lines of the third generation family enterprise to live out his dream, all the while trying to survive emotionally soon after the devastating loss of our brother only eight years earlier. The book is a journey of love, forgiveness and acceptance which begins at Bader Field (in Atlantic City), the oldest airfield in the country, the last location I saw my father.
It is my hope that "Bader Field" will help those who have had much less than ideal fathers growing up to break the chain of negative influence and become significantly much better fathers themselves when it is their turn to assume the role.
An even greater aspiration for me is that this book reach deep into the mind of anybody who is contemplating taking their life and show them that they are not alone, that there is constantly one more answer, yet another way, no matter what. Those so desperate need to know that they do not just destroy themselves, but every person about them as nicely their family, buddies and acquaintances. I pray that my perilous journey via those darkest days will bring light and hope to anyone on that final path, and draw them back.
Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA USA
Reader Views Award 2008/2009 for ‘Bader Field'"
"Bader Field" my latest book was a seedling back in the middle 1960's, although I had no idea of its inception but. Life in our family had been idyllic until we suffered an unspeakable family tragedy which changed all of our lives forever in 1 vile gesture.
It was only decades later that I was focused sufficient to put "Bader Field together, although randomly at very first as it started mainly as homage to my father so my children would know the greatness of the man who had passed away far too soon.
As the story unfolded, it expanded drastically and encompassed a far broader perspective to contain the horrific loss of my brother. The darkest days of my life necessary to be revealed and relived in order to accurately show our family dynamic and how we survived.
It became my hope that the story would give hope, light and really like to anybody at that edge of desperation and bring them back from the brink of extinction to the numerous avenues of assist that are accessible and to show those pained souls that such a final act does not just take their life, but in large measure, those of their loved ones, friends and acquaintances as properly.
So my dream was to turn an era of horror into a positive by paying it forward with the aim of saving lives, as many as feasible. And for that reason alone, this is a book that need to be read and read widely for it crosses all borders and is blind to indifference and bias.
"Bader Field" my latest book has been causing an emotional reaction across all lines. Those who have read it all have the exact same "Wow" response. Stunned, brought to tears and given a glimpse into a complete new realm to which they are drawn inexplicably as the pages turn.
Episodes of art dealing, flying twin engined airplanes and a family's survival are a consistent theme all through the story. The David family comes to life from the first page and grows much more familiar as their depiction is vividly animated. You will know them quite nicely, as if in life you had and they will tug at your heart with compassion, enjoy and warmth with a sense of realism you will in fact feel.
Family members, friend and strangers alike have been riveted to "Bader Field." As soon as began they can't put it down, except to clear their heads and take a break from it's overwhelming strength and hypnotic pull. "I can see the movie" the refrains echo. "I really feel like I knew your family," they acknowledge. "How did you do it?" they puzzle and shake their heads.
Yes, a dream has been born with the release of this book and its path will soar. "Bader Field" is one of those phenomena that will take on a life of its own like the kite caught in an updraft pulling skyward with no visible limitation. Once launched, there was no turning back and I am so proud that the world is now able to read it and covet the story within its embrace.
Carl David is the third generation of a 4-generation family members art organization in Philadelphia which was founded by his Grandfather, David, David, circa 1910. The company was later expanded by Samuel David, his son, to incorporate paintings, watercolors and sculptures of both European and American origin. Many exhibitions were mounted over the years, such as a major assemblage of Baroque paintings accompanied by a concert by the Philadelphia Baroque Quartet. Samuel David was a force with which to be reckoned in and out of the art world. His legacy lives on long following his untimely passing.
His son, Carl David is the author of Collecting & Care of Fine Art published by Crown in 1981. At a time when art was becoming wantonly touted as an investment automobile, Carl felt the obligation to inform the public of how and why the art market really works, divulging facts and dispelling myths of illusory nature. Collectors, both seasoned and novice had been thrilled to get a realistic appraisal of the art markets. His earlier write-up about Martha Walter, an American Impressionist painter (1875-1976), was published in the American Art Review in Might 1978 and dramatically expanded the awareness of the well credentialed artist and her work, which Samuel David discovered and promoted in the late 1960's.
Mr. David's newest book, Bader Field, embodies the emotional story of a son's loving relationship with his father—the legendary art dealer whose life is suddenly taken by a massive coronary at the young age of fifty-eight years. His death plunges the twenty-four-year-old man onto the front lines of the loved ones art organization, which he had entered a mere 3 years prior. Battling with his own grief while attempting to support his adoring but fragile mother survive, David forges forward with all of the elemental tools his father imparted to him. His journey proves a challenging 1, not having yet recovered from the horrific loss of his brother who was found dead on the fourth floor of the Rittenhouse Square townhouse, which was home to the prestigious David David Gallery. His self-imposed obligation was to successfully take the household art organization to the subsequent generation and to give his own youngsters, years later, every single bit of enjoy, kindness, and wisdom bestowed upon him by the unique man whom they will in no way know other than the mark he left on everyone who knew him. Bader Field adds important insight into the mysterious workings and dealings of the art world. David speaks from knowledge of having been immersed in it all of his life and having lived it from the inside out. There will be a tremendous crossover interest in this book as it combines the elements of an American family members, its goodness and its tragedy interfaced with the multifaceted aspects of the mysterious art enterprise and flying tiny airplanes. Bader Field in Atlantic City was the oldest airfield in the country. With little sophistication, its two asphalt runways juggled single and twin engine aircraft exuding a character and charm that created memories to last a lifetime. That is exactly where this saga begins and where it ends as life comes full circle.