At the moment, we are focused on the profile of the painter Bolesław Barbacki (1891-1941), a native of Nowy Sącz. He was not only an outstanding portrait painter but also a talented actor, director and stage designer of the amateur theater Dramatic Society, president of the Gymnastic Society “Falcon” in Nowy Sącz, founder of the Industrial School for Girls where he also worked as a principal and teacher as well as of the Industrial Manufacturing Company for the school graduates. In 1941., while at his creative prime, he died at the hands of the Nazi occupiers.
We have just finished a tourist leaflet about the places in Nowy Sącz which are associated with the painter: “On the trail of Bol. Barbacki in Nowy Sącz”; we are also preparing a historical companion and a journal article about his life and works.
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