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DOROTA BARDYSZEWSKA

 

Born in Nidzica, Poland,  Dora graduated from high school with a biological profile and studied Philosophy for one year at the famous Jagiellonian University in Cracow  but her love of artistic creation led her in another direction. In 1992 she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw with an MA in Fine Arts. Dora studied painting, drawing, graphics and graphic design, photography, illustration, sculpture, animation, poster, and industrial design.  Dora has been living and working  in London since 2013. In 2015 she  focused on portraits.

 

As a painter, she creates her pictures in acrylics, oils, pastels and mixed media.  She takes her inspiration from literature, the street, traveling  or just from life.  With her paintings and installations she took part in several individual and collective exhibitions in Poland, Spain and the UK.

 

In 2009 Dora established the Foundation ARTEFAKT , to design and realize the contemporary monument  “Cigarette Sailors of the Three Cross Square”.  The memorial refers to the famous story of Polish Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Second World War. It represents  children's footprints imprinted in the pavement next to the  image of abandoned lying newspaper plaques from the Second World War period.

 

The project was made at the request of members of the Warsaw social group and received support and approval from the authorities of Warsaw to be realised  in the historic place in the center of the city called The Square of the Three Crosses.