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Contemporary painting by a Holocaust survivor

Object | Accession Number: 2015.560.1

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    Contemporary painting by a Holocaust survivor

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Painting created by Jiri Konta in 2007. Dr. Konta was a political prisoner in Mauthausen concentration camp from 1943-1945 and liberated there. The painting depicts a prisoner in concentration camp uniform carrying a large stone covering his face.
    Artwork Title
    Never Forget
    Date
    creation:  2007
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jirí Konta and Mirka Christesen
    Signature
    lower left corner

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Paintings
    Physical Description
    Painting on canvas, in a wooden frame, depicting a prisoner in a concentration camp uniform carrying a large stone covering his face. Signed Jiri, dated 2007.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 40.500 inches (102.87 cm) | Width: 26.250 inches (66.675 cm) | Depth: 1.750 inches (4.445 cm)
    Materials
    overall : canvas, wood, paint, metal
    Inscription
    dated lower left corner

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The painting was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2015 by Jiri Konta and Mirka Christesen.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 21:51:36
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