Zygmunt Turkiewicz; monotype 1950
Artist pencil signed
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Zygmunt Turkiewicz; 1913–1973, Polish painter, graphic artist and draftsman. In 1934 he graduated from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. During the Defensive War, he was captured by the Soviets. From 1943, he served in the ranks of the 2nd Polish Corps, with whom he fought at Monte Cassino. After the end of the war he remained in Italy, in 1947 he came to London, where he helped to form the circle of Polish visual artists. In 1961, his works were exhibited at the Grabowski Gallery under the title of 'Tension and Contrast' Later, Halima Nałęcz, who ran Dorian Galleries in London, organized a large exhibition of Turkiewicz's works. He died tragically hit by a car in 1973 in London.
A fine original print which is bright and unfaded printed in black ink, being hand finished on a japan paper sheet measuring approximately 20 cms. x 25 cms. (8 x 10 ins)
Signed by the artist in pencil in the lower image margin.
Unmounted and unframed, the condition of the image and sheet is good with a vertical crease and handling marks condusive with age.