Jan Sawka, Artist

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Artist Jan Sawka Jan Sawka was a painter, print-maker, graphic artist, set designer and architect who was born in Poland on December 10, 1946 and who passed away on August 9, 2012 in High Falls, NY.  A Rex grant in 1992 funded the appearance of his work “My Europe” at the World Exhibition in Seville at the pavilion of newly independent Poland.

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Rex Grantee’s Daughter Continues His ‘Voyage’

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We’ve all got our tales of the first time we heard the Grateful Dead. Few of them, however, are as notable as that of Polish artist Jan Sawka, who, imprisoned in a military camp for his protest activities, heard their 1969 Woodstock set live with his fellow inmates, on a radio they’d tuned to Radio […]