Rosemarie Koczy: Art As Witness

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Rosemarie Koczÿ: Art As Witness, 2013
Marion M. Callis
ISBN-13:  978-1936658220

Language: English – Hardcover: 190 pages
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The extensive oeuvre of artist German-Swiss-American Rosemarie Koczÿ (1939-2007) includes two significant groups of two-dimensional work that express her experience as a child deported to a slave labor camp during World War II: a 12,000 piece drawings series entitled I Weave You A Shroud, which chronicles her memories of separation and loss during the Holocaust, and Standing Man, a series of acrylic paintings dedicated to an unknown protector who repeatedly rescued her from peril. Rosemarie Koczÿ: Art As Witness begins an in-depth study of her extraordinary life, work, and influence through these two series, including recognition of her work as a prodigious fiber artist in Switzerland, mentorship from outstanding figures in the international art world, entry into the nascent Art Brut movement, and throughout, her indomitable artistic discipline and belief in the healing power of art.