In 1936 she married Leroy Savery Weber III, also an artist. They were soon divorced, and she and I went to live with my grandparents who ran a Jewish grocery store in the north Philadelphia Kensington area. In 1948 she married again, and my name was changed from Leroy Savery Weber III to Roy Lisker.
The first set of images are taken from the prints done in the 30'a, just before and after I was born.The Versions of some of these may be seen in the Prints Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia, in Logan Square, the Parkway, Philadelphia.The originals were commissioned and purchased by the WPA, and are the property of the federal government.
The second set were retrieved after her death from her home studio.
Irving Street, Philadelphia
After my mother remarried in 1948, the focus of activity shifted to music and science.
In the 60's Sara Lisker returned to study batik textile design at the Museum School in Philadelphia. She did excellent work in this medium that was exhibited,sold and displayed about the house on Fitzwater Street.
I put aside studies and creative work in graphic arts until 2012.However,combining poetry with visual images became a major activity in the period 1978-86.
This first book represents the fruits of a year's study and practice in drawing.