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Natasza Styrna

Natasza Styrna is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at the Jagiellonian University, Cracow, completing her dissertation on the Jewish artistic community in Cracow.

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Teresa Żarnower (Żarnoweröwna)

One of the most important artistic personalities of the Polish constructivist avant-garde in the 1920s, Teresa Żarnower founded the first Polish constructivist artistic group, “Blok,” and also edited the magazine of the same title. While pioneering the field of avant-garde art, she was also actively involved in left-wing politics, designing election posters and two-party leaflets.

Mela Muter

Mela Muter was the first professional Jewish woman painter in Poland. She immigrated to Paris in 1901, and her portraits, landscapes, and still lifes reveal the influence of major artistic currents of the turn of the century: synthetism of École de Pont-Aven, van Gogh’s expressionism, French fauvism, and cubism. Her works have been shown in exhibits throughout France and New York.

Regina Mundlak

Regina Mundlak was a skilled artist who exhibited her works in Warsaw at the Society for Promotion of Fine Arts and at the Aleksander Krywult Salon, and the Cassirer Salon in Berlin. She was interested in depicting Jewish life in the Diaspora, first through sketched portraits and later with oil paint. In 1942 she was probably deported from the Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka extermination camp.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Natasza Styrna." (Viewed on August 19, 2022) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/styrna-natasza>.

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