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A la Mémoire des Enfants Déportés - Calligraphic paintings by Eleanor Winters
April 9, 2014 through June 20, 2014

A la Mémoire des Enfants Déportés - Calligraphic paintings by Eleanor Winters

In memory of the children of Paris, deported to Auschwitz, 1942-1944

Between 1942 and 1944, more than 70,000 French Jews were sent to the Nazi death camps; fewer than 2,500 survived.Among those deported from France were 11,400 children; this number included more than 6,000 Parisian children, the vast majority of whom never returned. Following the Liberation of Paris, plaques appeared throughout the city commemorating the heroes and victims of World War II.

There are currently more than 1,000 such plaques in Paris, all of which are very moving, and cause Parisians and visitors alike to pause, at least momentarily.

This ongoing series of works on watercolor paper features layers of paint and ink, and a method of writing and re-writing the texts in a variety of styles, ranging from traditional calligraphy to more expressive gestural lettering.The 21 paintings on view at The Anne Frank Center USA in Tribeca, utilize media including gouache, acrylic paint, watercolor and ink on watercolor paper.

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