Shirley Moskowitz Print Donated to Galicia Museum

The family of Shirley Moskowitz has donated one of her prints, a monotype of the ruined synagogue in Dukla, to the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, to honor the memory of both Shirley and Chris Schwarz, the founder of the museum.

Galicia Museum Director Kate Craddy and Shirley Moskowitz's print of the Synagogue in Dukla

Galicia Museum Director Kate Craddy and Shirley Moskowitz's print of the Synagogue in Dukla

Back in 2005, Shirley’s  series of monoprints on Jewish heritage sites in Poland and elsewhere in East-Central Europe was exhibited at the museum, which had opened only a year or so before. (The prints had earlier been exhibited at the Centrum Judaica in Krakow, in Tarnow and in Oswiecim — you can see some of them in the “prints” page of the art works section of this web site.)

Shirley made the prints after traveling with her daughter Ruth to Poland, where they met up with her son Sam. Sam was leading a Jewish heritage tour and Ruth was doing research for a book, and during the trip they stopped to visit many sites — synagogues, Jewish cemeteries, old shtetls. The prints depict some of the same scenes that are shown in the permanent exhibit of the Galicia Museum — photographs of Jewish heritage in Poland taken by the late Chris Schwarz.

Chris died in 2007, only a few months after Shirley passed away. Last year, the Gruber family decided to donate one of Shirley’s prints to the museum to honor their memory. This summer, Museum Director Kate Craddy had it hanging on the wall of her office, located in the foyer of the museum.

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3 thoughts on “Shirley Moskowitz Print Donated to Galicia Museum

  1. siamo amministratori del comune di Nocara vorremo contattarla per organizzare un incontro per commentare le opere realizzate da sua madre a nocara in attesa di un suo contatto tel. 0981934442

  2. Many years ago I purchased at auction a magnificient oil signed “S Moskowitz” depicting two ladies and a cat at the door opening into an industrial/urban city setting. Each time I study the piece I see something new and different. Thank you sharing information about the Artist.

    • Thanks — could you please send us a photo so that we can see it and confirm it was hers? Mom usually signed with her full name, and we know that there is another “S. Moskowitz” out there! Thanks.

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