c.1932-1943 / Watercolor on paper / 27 1/2”x19” / Ringelblum Archive
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The work of the painter Gela Seksztajn~
Gela Seksztajn was a Polish-Jewish artist and painter. She is known mostly for her paintings hidden within the Ringelblum Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto. Depicting people was her main focus. She also painted still lifes, landscapes, and nudes. It is believed she died during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Gela Seksztajn left more than 300 drawings and paintings; most of them can be found in the Jewish Historical Institute, although there are a few in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC and one oil painting in the Yad Vashem Art Collection.
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