An Artist on the Eastern Front: Feliks Topolski, 1941

Art Exhibitions
Date Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Organization The Wolfsonian-Florida International University Categories Art Exhibitions
Place The Wolfsonian - FIU Address 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach Phone 305-531-1001 Contact Email info@thewolf.fiu.edu

Polish-born artist Feliks Topolski traveled to the USSR in 1941 with a British transport convoy. There, he recorded scenes showing the formation of the Polish Army behind Russian lines, as well as daily life in Russia at a time when the invading German army was just miles from Moscow. The installation will display a selection of original drawings made by Topolski during this expedition, remarkable examples of twentieth-century war art depicting a pivotal moment in modern history.