Chaim Potok is the author of the novel My Name Is Asher Lev. This is how Wikipedia describes the novel: “My Name Is Asher Lev is a novel by Chaim Potok, an American author and rabbi. The book’s protagonist is Asher Lev, a Hasidic Jewish boy in New York City. Asher is a loner with artistic inclinations. His art, however, causes conflicts with his family and other members of his community. The book follows Asher’s maturity as both an artist and a Jew.”
Elliott Earls has discussed Potok’s novel in relationship to his own work and in relationship to the role of the artist/designer in contemporary culture.