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Teresa Żarnowerówna

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Teresa Żarnowerówna (or Żarnower; 1895-1897 – April 30, 1949) was a Polish avant-garde artist, painter, sculptor, scenographer, and architect. Personal life Teresa Żarnowerówna was born in Targówek, Warsaw in either 1895 or 1897 (sources cannot agree) in a Polonized (assimilated) Jewish family. She had a brother, David Żarnower. She had an affair with a fellow artist and mountaineer Mieczysław Szczuka until his death in 1927. In 1937, due to the increasingly precarious position of Jews in Poland, she left Poland to live in Paris, Spain, Portugal, and Canada, and eventually arrived as a refugee in the US, where she would remain until her early death. She died 30 April 1949 at her apartment on 15 West 67th Street. The New York Times reported she "died unexpectedly" at age 48. It is said that she died soon after receiving a letter from her brother, who wrote that he had survived World War II and was in Russia. In her New York flat, a letter was fou
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