Original artwork description:

Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Conventual Franciscan Friar, who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz, during World War II. -- When three prisoners disappeared from the German concentration camp, 10 men were selected to be starved to death in an underground bunker to deter further escape attempts. When one of the selected men cried out, "My wife! My children!", Maksymilian Kolbe volunteered to take his place. In 1982, Kolbe was declared a martyr and canonized as a saint by Pope John Paul II. Kolbe is also the patron saint of drug addicts, political prisoners, families, journalists, prisoners, and the pro-life movement.

Materials used:

acrylic on canvas

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Maksymilian Kolbe (2017)
Acrylic painting
by Christopher Figat

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Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Conventual Franciscan Friar, who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz, during World War II. -- When three prisoners disappeared from the German concentration camp, 10 men were selected to be starved to death in an underground bunker to deter further escape attempts. When one of the selected men cried out, "My wife! My children!", Maksymilian Kolbe volunteered to take his place. In 1982, Kolbe was declared a martyr and canonized as a saint by Pope John Paul II. Kolbe is also the patron saint of drug addicts, political prisoners, families, journalists, prisoners, and the pro-life movement.

Materials used:

acrylic on canvas

Tags:
#painting #german #face #saint #wwii #auschwitz #prisoner #world war 2 #polish #concentration camp #chris figat #chris figat art #franciscan #kolbe #postrait #maksymilian kolbe #maximilian kolbe 
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Chris Figat is a Connecticut (U. S. ) artist whose strong interest in the visual arts would lead him to classify "art" as being his first language. Working mostly... Read more

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