Adam Henri Georges (1904—67)

Adam Henri Georges (1904—67), sculptor. He studied with his father - a goldsmith - later M.. in. w School of Fine Arts w Paryżu. Beginning. he practiced graphics, 1942 he took up sculpture (dynamic figural compositions, e.g.. Lying down, 1943). Thanks to the help of P. Picasso devoted himself exclusively to sculpture. He created his own style characterized by simplicity and monumentalism (Great act, 1949), later he switched to geometrical, dynamic abstract forms (sculpture in front of the museum in Le Havre, 1955), often referring to architecture (projects for the Monument to a Political Prisoner, 1952, and Lanterns of the Dead in Oświęcim, 1957— 58). From approx. 1949 he enriched the surface of his sculptures with relief and engraved decorations. He also created numerous graphic works and fabric designs,- he also conducted pedagogical activity.