Alina Szapocznikow

Poland 1926 - 1973


Alina Szapocznikow
Alina Szapocznikow
March 31, 2013
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Alina Szapocznikow was a Polish sculptor, the wife of Polish graphic designer Roman Cieślewicz. She was imprisoned in German Nazi concentration camps and after the war, she produced casts of her body and later of her son’s body. She died in 1973.

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