Written by Richard P. Poremski Saturday, 30 July 2005 17:00
A truly amazing exhibit by artist Jerzy Kajetanski -"Images of War"- opened here on April 20, 2005 inside the Amalie Rothschild Gallery, a component of the Creative Alliance At The Patterson. It consisted of 36 remove-drawn "scratchboards" depicting the horrors and suffering of Poland during World War II at the hands of a most cruel, murderous Nazi Germany, led by Fuehrer Adolph Hitler. In all, Kajetanski created over 200 works that recorded this tragic and blood-soaked chapter in Poland's history that he had personally witnessed and experienced. The stark panels cover the initial attack and siege of Warsaw in September 1939 (18 dedicated panels) as well as the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the city-wide Warsaw Rising of 1944, and the hell-on-earth, genocidal, Nazi concentration camp ultimate insult to humanity.