Source imagery, Under the Wings series artworks 43 to 49
UTW 43: Three men on Warsaw ghetto street
Vashaver Getae en Bund – The Warsaw Ghetto in Pictures (YIVO, 1970). Photo plate 130, in the section titled Market Scenes
/ p. 83, plate 130, The Warsaw ghetto in photos, ed. by Keller (Dover).
UTW 44: Kamil Hahn of Telc
Photo provided by late survivor-refugee Alexander Schwarz of Vienna, Austria and Seattle
re Hahn: According to the website https://www.holocaust.cz he was first sent to the town of Třebíč, where I assume he was imprisoned in the Jewish ghetto. From there he was sent on transport 652, May 18, 1942, to the Nazi concentration-death camp at Terezin [aka Theresienstadt]. On Sept. 1, 1942 he was sent on transport 363 from Terezin to a Nazi concentration-death camp, Jägala, near the Raasiku railway station in Estonia, where he was murdered.
Included in the imagery are interpretative drawings of an early 20th century Viennese watch and a 1920’s Vienna trolley ticket. The trolley ticket was inspired by pl. 403, page 204, in the book
“And I Still See Their Faces – Images of Polish Jews, Fotografia Zydów polskich, – I ciᾳgle widzę ich twarze” (Pub. by Fundacja Shalom)
I probably drew the Mickey Mouse from the toy given to me by a former girlfriend. The actual toy mouse was late embedded, left side, in the mosaic of UTW 62 (Zlata Barshewsky).
UTW 45: Hitler’s yo-yo, Zisl, Bonhoeffer
Zisl (upper left), from a photo in Image Before My Eyes – A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust, authored by Lucjan Dobroszycki and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (Schocken Books & YIVO, NY, ’77). The photo caption: Zisl, the street musician. Staszow, 1930’s. Photographer: Avrom Yosl Rotenberg family / Simkhe Rotenberg Collection.
Bonhoeffer (at left): from a photo of him when he was a boy, pub. in Dietrich Bonhoeffer – A Life in Pictures, by Eberhard Bethge, Renate Bethge and Christian Gremmels (Fortress Press, Philadelphia, ’86)
The upper part of the yo-yo: Drawn from a black and white illustration of the frontispiece of a Papal Bull pub. in The Holocaust / The World and the Jews, 1933-1945, by Seymour Rossel (Behrman House, NJ ’92)
The 2 spheres, lower part of the yo-yo. The sphere on the left was drawn from a drawing, page 266, plate 122, in the book Synagogues of Europe / Architecture, History, Meaning, author Carol Hershelle Krinsky (pub. by Dover Books, NY, 1996)
The sphere at right was drawn from a photo in a calendar. I have to locate that info.
The chicken was drawn from was drawn from a photo of a Bremen chicken, pub. in Extraordinary Chickens, photos by Stephen Green-Armitage (Harry Abrams, NY, 2000).The chicken’s head was drawn from the 2-page photo of a “Hamburg – Silver Spangled.”
UTW 46: Herschl Grynspan
There are several photos of Grynspan seen on the net and published in books. I forget what photo I’d used for my drawing.
The fish at lower right in the drawing was drawn from a black and white drawing of an Angler, or Devil fish, in a plate of fish illustrations in Hill’s Practical Reference Library of General Knowledge, Vol. II (pub. by Dixon, Hanson & Co., Chicago, 1905)
The other imagery was from my imagination, aside from the portrayal of the plant in a ceramic clay pot, which was in my apartment.
UTW 47: Anna Plockier
The portrait was drawn from a photo pub. in The Letters & Drawings of Bruno Schulz, edited by Jerzy Ficowski (Harper & Row, NY, 1988). Page 199, caption: 1937. Collection of Marian jachimowicz.
The gravestones (left, right) were inspired by photos in Time of Stones, photos by Monika Krajewska (Interpress, Warsaw, 1983). The hands (upper left) from a gravestone, pl. 18, Cracow. The gravestone on viewers right, from a gravestone, pl. 61, Lesko. The Last Jews of Eastern Europe
The boat with two people was inspired by a black & white photo by Gustav Hansson of Sweden, in U.S. Camera Annual 1952 (pub. by U.S. Camera Publishing Corp., NY.)
The peach-faced love bird, lower left, was a pet belonging to D’vorah Kost, a friend of the artist. The bird agreed to be drawn in the drawing while Ms. Kost was out-of-town and Segan was pet sitting the bird for Ms. Kost. The cockatiel, seen at upper left, was a pet bird belonging to the artist.
UTW 48: Eugenio Curiel
Upper left in the drawing: Castel Sant’angelo: Drawn from a photo in The Italians and the Holocaust – Persecution, Rescue, Survival by Susan Zuccotti (Basic Books, NY, 1987)
The battery-operated chicken toy, which I called “Obi ‘Jew-Jew’ Kenobi” in the artwork title, had been a birthday gift to me from a girlfriend, Linda Joyce Burns, of Missouri.
The mask, lower center: This might have been a compilation interpretation I drew, in part from a reproduction of a Judensau engraving, seen in the book The Art of Hatred – Images of Intolerance in Florida Culture, pub. by the Jewish Museum of Florida, 2001.
UTW 49: Joop Westerweel
Photos and articles on Westerweel are seen in the internet, e.g. Yad Vashem, Jerusalem; USHMM, Washington, D.C. and others.
Other imagery surrounding my portrait of Westerweel seen in the center of the drawing include various sketchbook sketches of mine; and drawings I did directly on the drawing paper. The sketchbook sketches include birds I drew at the Woodlawn Park Zoo, Seattle and the West Palm Beach, Florida zoo; Jerusalem building sketches drawn in Jerusalem; sketches of a co-workers pet mouse; a sketch of a pet parakeet of mine; a sketch of my father (upper right).
The Neu! Hendl Wie … wordage (bottom center) were drawn from a McDonald’s paper placemat I’d saved from eating at a McDonald’s in Vienna, Austria, 1985.