Description A memorial for the Hungarian Jews murdered by the Arrow Cross between November 1944 to January 1945. The idea to construct a memorial on the river embankment to remember the Jewish victims of the Arrow Cross terror belongs to Gyula Pauer, Hungarian sculptor awarded the Kossuth-prize, and to his friend, Can Togay. Forming a row of about 40 meters, the monument exhibits 60 pairs of iron shoes, The commemoration is dedicated to the Jews murdered by the Arrow Cross, an antisemitic Hungarian Fascist movement originating in 1944; the terrorist regime was responsible for shooting the Jews into the river. They chose this embankment site on the Danube to spare themselves the work of burying over 20,000 people. The iron shoes were placed in 2005, on 16th April. The name of the memorial in Budapest is Shoes on the Danube Promenade, and each pair displayed is modeled after a shoe from the 1940's. The digital painting is a composite of public free domain images layered with original images created by Matthew Schwartz.
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)