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Sunday to Thursday: ‬09:00-17:00

Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬09:00-14:00

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How Szmuel Warkowicki's Drawings Saved His Life

During World War II Szmuel Warkowicki's life was saved thanks to his drawings, such as this one, a colorful depiction of various animals. Over a period of approximately two years, Szmuel wandered from one Ukrainian village to another under an assumed identity, and drew in return for food, clothes and lodging.

Szmuel Warkowicki (1898-1986). Animal Drawings for Children, 1942-1944.
Szmuel Warkowicki (1898-1986). Animal Drawings for Children, 1942-1944.

Gouache and pencil on paper
20 x 16 cm. 

Szmuel Warkowicki (1898-1986). Animal Drawings for Children, 1942-1944.
The Warkowicki family. From right to left: Frida, Shmuel, Ita and Luba. Łuck, Poland, 1938
The Warkowicki family. From right to left: Frida, Shmuel, Ita and Luba. Łuck, Poland, 1938

The Warkowicki family. From right to left: Frida, Shmuel, Ita and Luba. Łuck, Poland, 1938