Zygmunt Turkiewicz (Soviet prisoner) modernist etching; 1950’s

Lady with Earring

Limited edition

Artist pencil signed

Product Code: 190217-1
£75.00
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Lady with Earring

original etching

by

Zygmunt Turkiewicz

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 and rare original print which is bright and unfaded, printed in black ink on a wove paper sheet measuring approximately 14 cms. x 23 cms. (5½ x 9 ins) tipped in by its top edge to a presentation sheet.

Signed by the artist in pencil in the lower image margin.

Unmounted and unframed, the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.

Cat 190217-1