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Otto Macaig Art Exhibition ~ Boys School

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Otto Maciąg was Art Master at Monmouth School from 1947 to 1978

Art exhibition

Shire Hall, Monmouth

Wednesday 30th May to Monday 5th June

To commemorate the centenary of his birth, there will be an exhibition in Shire Hall featuring aspects of his life alongside examples of work by an eclectic mix of OM professional artists.
Open House ALL welcome!

If you are interested in participating please contact David Evans david@platform-one.co.uk

Set up will be on Tuesday 29th May and clear down will be on Tuesday 5th June

As an officer in the First Polish Armoured Division, after escaping from internment in Romania in 1940, Otto fought in France, Belgium and Holland and took part in the Normandy landings.

After the war, when Polish exiles were limited to working in agriculture, mining or watch repairing, he managed to study Art in Liverpool and secure a teaching job, along with Kazimierz Hardulak, who taught the violin, and Jan Materklas, who worked as a boatman, in Monmouth School thanks to Mr Cullingford, the Headmaster.

Otto taught ceramics, painting and drawing, history of art and architecture.

With the help of Michael Tovey, Otto modelled four tons of clay into the ceramic murals of Monmouth School Chapel and other examples of his varied work can be viewed in The Priory, the King’s Garden, Monmouth Museum, Polish Chapel near Bigsweir, Cheltenham, Pinner, Aylesford Priory and the Imperial War Museum.

Otto’s war sketches are in the Sikorski Museum in London and he illustrated the Polish Daily newspaper as well as a number of books.

Details

Date:
May 30
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Venue

Shire Hall Monmouth
3 Agincourt Square
Monmouth , Monmouthshire NP25 3DY United Kingdom
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Phone:
01600 775257
Website:
www.shirehallmonmouth.org.uk