Art: Facing West

After fighting in the anti-Nazi underground in Warsaw, being captured by the Germans in the wake of the 1944 uprising, and being liberated by General Patton's U.S. Third Army, big, blond Witold von Henneberg and his brother Jacek made their way to the West, determined to become architects in the free world. Their father Wilhelm, vice president of the Polish Architectural Society, stayed behind, and in the period of increasing Russian influence on Polish artistic life was ordered to conform to backward Moscow-style architecture or not work at all.

The boys studied in Italy...

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