Was, Tadeusz

Born Zerow, Poland 1912. Studied at Krakow, specialising in mural painting and stained glass. Some wartime experiences were recorded in small paintings and sketches. Following his escape from a POW camp he became part of the Middle East Land Forces. Served in Italy until the end of the war and studied in Rome where he won the Silver Medal at the 1946 International Art Show. He was demobbed from the Polish Army in Glasgow in 1947 and sent to a DPP Camp near Nantwich, Cheshire. Life was still very hard but he continued with his painting and, on discovering that his degree was valid in the UK began to teach part time in the evenings at Crewe College of Art

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