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Who is Jacques Hnizdovsky?

Posted by Bonnie Doliszny on

JACQUES HNIZDOVSKYb. 1915 in Pylypche, Ukrained. 1985 in New York, New York, USAJacques Hnizdovsky studied art in his youth in both Warsaw, Poland and Zagreb, Croatia. From an early age, he showed strong interest in woodcuts, becoming inspired by works of Albrecht Dürer, as well as traditional works from Japan. During his long and fruitful career, Hnizdovsky worked successfully in a range of media, yet his most memorable pieces are his woodblock prints and paintings.  He immigrated to the United States in 1949, and became primarily focused on woodcuts. Within a year after his arrival in the U.S., Hnizdovsky decided...

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