On this day - Aug. 26, 1938: Polish-Armenian painter Teodor Axentowicz died
August 26, 2020
On this day in 1938, Polish-Armenian painter and university professor Teodor Axentowicz died.
For several millennia, our ancestors traversed empires, kingdoms, and nations, leaving an indelible impression on their new lands. One of these “diasporan” hubs is the region we now call Transylvania, where Armenian presence was once so vibrant, an entire city was named Armenopolis (“Armenian city”).
Last month, we celebrated the legacy of Armenian-Hungarian-French photographer Brassai, who was born in the Transylvanian city of Brasov. Today, we honor another great artist, whose Armenian ancestry is not often known or discussed: the Polish-Armenian painter and university professor Teodor Axentowicz, who was born in the same city, and died on this day in 1938.
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