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“Travels & Memories: Seventy Years of Paintings & Drawings”

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Jacek von Henneberg painting Dubrovnik CroatiaThe Chandler Gallery is proud to present “Travels & Memories: Seventy Years of Paintings & Drawings,” a selection of paintings and drawings by Jacek von Henneberg, curated by Diane Charyk Norris. The show will be on display November 3-30, 2011.

Join us for an opening reception on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM.

“It is captivating to listen to Jacek von Henneberg as he describes the actual context of his plein air architectural paintings. The show features historic selections from India, Nepal, and Europe, and introduces a broader personal memoir through sketchbooks, theatrical designs, and powerful surrealist creatures from a recurring theme called “After the Man.”

Born in Poland in 1926, Jacek is an artist and architect living in Cambridge. In 1942 he joined the Polish Underground Home Army. In 1944 he took part in the uprising against the Germans, where he was kept prisoner of war and ultimately escaped. Jacek studied architecture in Poland, Rome, and London. He received a Wheelwright Fellowship in 1949, which became an important opportunity for him to move to the US and study at Harvard University under Walter Gropius.

Jacek survived World War II due to his powerful artistic talents and clever negotiating skills in numerous languages. He recalls that his drawing skills came in handy when he was forced to march as a prisoner of war with retreating Nazi forces. Through his sketchbooks and paintings, the gallery is pleased to unfold a memorable story of a man who survived extraordinary circumstances and continues to create with a provocative yet humorous and engaging spirit.”

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