Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 58.5 x 47 cm
Inscription: Signed and dated b.r. 'Chana Kowalska 1937'
Kowalska was born in Wlockawek, Poland and was the daughter of a rabbi. She started drawing at the age of 16 and became a school teacher at the age of 18. In 1922, she moved to Berlin and later to Paris. She worked as a journalist and wrote articles about painting for Jewish newspapers. In the Second World War, during the German Occupation of France, she worked for the French Resistance. Arrested by the Gestapo, she was first imprisoned with her husband, then deported and shot by the Nazis in 1941.
Born: 1904 Włocławek, Poland
Died: 1943 Auschwitz, Poland