Description Located in the Janusz Korczak Square, this sculpture of the great Polish-Jewish educator Dr. Henrik Goldschmidt (known by his pseudonym Janusz Korczak) stands in the center of a group of children and shelters them with his body and his outstretched, embracing arms. The figure of Korczak is considerably bigger than the figures of the children. Only his face and hands are visible, uniting the group with their embrace. The children are tall and skinny, their hands long and lifeless and their heads drooping.Janusz Korczak and the children of his orphanage were sent to the Treblinka death camp on August 5, 1942. Every year on this date a memorial ceremony is held at the monument, attended by members of the Korzcak Society in Israel, including several of the children under his care who survived the war.
I.M. Spadecaller, Clearwater Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Welcome to Spadecaller's Galleries. All the art in my galleries are original creations. Gallery prints and canvases are fulfilled by Imagekind. If you have questions please contact Imagekind; however if you have any concerns, please contact me as well. I can look into matters myself to get answers for you. I want to make sure your experience purchasing my art prints will be positive and successful. For inquiries, please contact me at: www.spadecallerart.com
At eight years old in the late 50’s, I started private training in traditional oil techniques. To this day, I owe my appreciation to my mother, who has since passed away. Through considerable personal sacrifice, she nurtured my artistic talent and provided me with the tools and circumstances to begin my creative journey - the journey that I still follow. I cherish the memories of the art exhibits and museums that we visited in Manhattan. I later attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71). During the 70's and up until the late 80's, I exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York. Presently, I reside in Florida with my loving wife, who I've been married to for thirty years. Due to the onset of chronic illness in the late nineties and with the advent of image editing software, I turned to creating digital hand painted images and photographic art - fusing these into an art form worthy of the same gratification that I had once found in oils. - Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz)