Nina Talbot

Painter - Writer
painting, Czortków, by Nina Talbot
Czortków, 2020, oil on linen, 24 x 20 inches

Places in Galicia


Czortków (now Chortkiv) meaning ‘Devil City’ is a place where strange sounds can still be heard. This town was the last residence of my paternal great-grandparents, Isidore and Amalia Charak before they emigrated to the U.S.

We saw the old synagogue, in crumbling condition, a memorial to The Husyatyn Rebbe, and expansive plaza with shadows of pigeons.