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  • Polish Paintings

    Hello Everyone,

    Whilst searching through the internet I came across the following photographs of paintings dating from before 1939. Some of the photographs are in black and white, I wonder if they did in fact survive the war or not.

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    Marshal Edward Rydz-Smigly by Konstanty Szewczenko

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    Marshal Edward Rydz-Smigly also by Konstanty Szewczenko

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    General Broni Kazimierz Sosnkowski by Wojciech Kossak

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    Pulkownik Boleslaw Moscicki 1PUL

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    Marshal of Poland Ferdinand Foch being painted by Tadeusz Styka in the 1920s

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    Pulkownik Walery Slawek by Czeslaw Wierusz-Kowalski

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    General Broni Tadeusz Jordan-Rozwadowski

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    Marian Zyndam-Koscialkowski by Jozef Blicharski

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    President Stanislaw Wojciechowski

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    President Ignacy Moscicki by Stefan Norblin

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    President Ignacy Moscicki by Tadeusz Korpal

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    President Ignacy Moscicki 1930s portrait

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    General Broni Jozef Haller

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    General Brygady Stanislaw Taczak

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    General Brygady Gustaw Paszkiewicz by Witold Mars (painted in 1940)

    I hope that you like the above

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    Andrzej
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    1. SOVENDORF's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      SOVENDORF -
      great
    1. travisgreyfox's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      travisgreyfox -
      Interesting. I cannot speculate on your question sir, but I would like to add that I'm glad there are others out there who appreciate these pieces like I do. Thumbs up all way!
    1. sutka's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      sutka -
      Superb paintings
      thank you for posting it here
    1. AdmiralofCzechGuianaFleet's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      AdmiralofCzechGuianaFleet -
      I only had a quick look - the "General Brygady Gustaw Paszkiewicz by Witold Mars " is in public collection in UK at the Moat Park Heritage Centre - together with couple of other paintings by W Mars, but this artist was serving in Free Polish Army units in UK - date of the painting suggests it was already made in UK, probably Scotland,
      I do not have time to check oother paintings from your list. if theywere in Poland during ww2 there are most likely scenarios: if they were in Warsaw during the uprising and in some public collection then- most likely destroyed during Uprising or burnt by Nazis just after. if esewhere then I am guessing by now they would be in public collection - most likely military museum -easy to find or somewhere among army properties on the wall - not easy to find. where did you get their photos? try to dig into the photo file metadata - if it simple copy of original digital photo then date it was made maybe copyright or author is written into data? your best beat is to call military iconography/ painting specialist at Muz WP, you could try at CAW but good luck with that as this institution is serving only its own needs for lat dozen years at least -standard excuse refurbishment etc. or call amjor auction hoses like DesaUnicum say you wanna spend serious money on those paintings - they will look for you, if you are serious about them start with looking where they were befor WW2, and check local museums collections that collect particular painters -I mean authors of each works... good luck. Gerard Pecold
    1. AdmiralofCzechGuianaFleet's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      AdmiralofCzechGuianaFleet -
      for example:Spora część prac Czesława Kowalskiego–Wierusz znajduje się obecnie w Muzeum Podlaskim w Białymstoku, a także w suwalskim Muzeum Okręgowym.
      so do check there
    1. Larry C's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      Larry C -
      Link is inactive
    1. stuka f's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      stuka f -
      Hello, very nice, thanks for showing.
      I have this one in my collection;
      Attachment 1291877
    1. RMD's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
      RMD -
      Very cool stuff...