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Jan Korwin Kochanowski (1897-1970) - Nine Signed 1957 Lithograph, Various Views

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Nine prints depicting city and rural scenes by the Polish artist Jan Korwin-Kochanowski. Scenes include 'Sans les toits de Paris', published in Brighton; 'Casa Auneudini', printed from Zinc plates in Brighton and tree studies. All laid to backing paper measuring 43 x 31.5 cm. Signed and dated. On wove.


The condition is typical for a pictures of this age including some minor discolouration but overall the appearance is very good.


31.2 x 23.3cm (12.3" x 9.2")

Collection Information

From a collection of charcoal drawings and prints from Polish/Russian artist Jan Korwin Kochanowski (1897-1970).

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Artist Biography

Jan Korwin-Kochanowski was born of Polish parents in Odessa, Russia on the 26th June 1897. His father and brother died at the hands of the revolutionaries in 1918. He himself was tortured but managed to escape to Poland where he continued his study of medicine and graduated from Warsaw University in 1924. After this he studied radiology and pathology in Berlin and then returned to Poland. On the outbreak of the Second World War when he joined the army. With his compatriots he survived the horros of Russia as a prisoner of war, then he went to Palestine, Egypt, Italy and France in the Polish Army. In Italy he was chief advisor to the Polish Army in radiology and many of us remember his kindness and help to his British allies during this time. His cosmopolitan outlook and his gift for languages - he spoke seven fluently - made him an invaluable link between the Polish and the British forces. After demobilisation he was appointed Radiologist at Southlands hospital, Shoreham by Sea where he worked for nearly 20 years. He became a naturalised British subject in 1949. Kochanowski was a member of the Sussex County Arts Club, his work has always represented and was the centre of interest at all the Arts Club exhibitions. His portraits captured the personality, radiating life and his landscapes were a sheer delight.

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Code pj431
Artist Jan Korwin Kochanowski (1897-1970)
Date 1957
Dimensions 31.2 x 23.3cm
Medium Lithograph
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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