Feliks Lachowicz (1894–1941?) Cover Image

Feliks Lachowicz (1894–1941?)
Feliks Lachowicz (1894–1941?)

Entry for Schulz Dictionary

Author(s): Piotr Sitkiewicz
Subject(s): Visual Arts, Polish Literature, Ukrainian Literature, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Fundacja Terytoria Książki
Keywords: Bruno Schulz; schulz studies; literary theory; interwar period; polish literature;

Summary/Abstract: Amateur painter, draughtsman, and sculptor, born in Drogobych. Fought in World War I, as a Russian POW sent to Siberia. Having returned to Poland, worked at “Galicja” refinery in Drogobych. In 1940, arrested by the NKVD and sentenced to 5 years inconcentration camp. The circumstances of his death remain unknown. His most importantworks are two series of graphics showing his hometown: History of the Town of Drogobych – "For the Glory of Motherland" and "Hope of the Drogobych Burghers" (1933) and "Urycz in Legends. 14 Miniatures" (1938). Lachowicz created in his works a mythology of the town according to his own vision of the past. His art does not reach for the new but returns to history to connect to the mystery of the bygone and the primeval. At this point, his and Schulz’s artistic paths converge.

  • Issue Year: 6/2015
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 106-107
  • Page Count: 2
  • Language: Polish