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Sculptor:
Pitynski, Andrzei 1947-  Search this
Founder:
Johnson Atelier  Search this
Medium:
Figure: bronze; Base: granite
Culture:
Polish  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Exchange Place Montgomery & Hudson Jersey City New Jersey
Date:
1991. Dedicated May 19, 1991
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Jersey survey, 1994.
Image on file.
The Jersey Journal (Jersey City, NJ), May 20, 1991, pg. 4.
(Side of base, incised:) KATYN/1940
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
A dying Polish officer in uniform is running with his mouth gagged and his hands bound behind his back. He wears a military cap and three medals on his proper left chest. A rifle is behind him with its bayonet impaling his back, the tip pointing out of his chest. The figure stands atop a base with inscriptions and plaques.
Topic:
History--Poland--World War II  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Officer  Search this
State of Being--Death--Murder  Search this
State of Being--Evil--Violence  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
State of Being--Other--Imprisonment  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Object--Other--Medal  Search this
Control number:
IAS NJ000067
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_322066