Father Jerzy Popieluszko

Portrait of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, face and hands, enfolded by wings SWD 6: ks. Jerzy Popiełuszko, a Polish priest & supporter of Solidarność (Solidarity), slain 1984
Art: 2006.
Media: Ink, gouache on paper mounted on board.
Framed: 27 3/4 in. H x 39 3/8 W

The prefix ks. is Polish for Fr, as in the title of a Roman Catholic priest, e.g. Father (English), Pére (French).

Father Popieluszko, a supporter of the banned labor and human rights movement known to the world as Solidarity and in Polish as Solidarnósc, was murdered by several Polish police officers in Poland, fall ’84. I had spent 6 weeks in Poland that summer.

Exhibits: Hillel Center, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, 2013

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