A bit of history lesson
Jan Rodowicz codename: Anoda
March 7, 1923 - January 7, 1949
Born and died in Warsaw, Poland
He was sixteen when World War II broke out in September 1939
He joined the so-called Grey Ranks (Szare Szeregi) the underground organisation created by members of the pre-war Polish Scouting Association (ZHP).
The Grey Ranks fought in conjunction with the Home Army (AK), the official Polish resistance force backed by the Polish government-in-exile in London.
Rodowicz (codename Anode) was involved in several sabotage actions against the occupying Nazi German regime, later fighting in the doomed 1944 Warsaw Rising as deputy commander of a platoon in the oft-written about Zoska Scouting Battalion.
After the war, Rodowicz fell victim to the Moscow-backed communist regime that took power in Poland. He was arrested in December 1948, and died the following month, January 7, tortured and beaten to death.
Mechanical pencil B 0.5 mm on Canson Paper 90 g (A3 format based work)
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Christopher O'Hoski studied art history, painting, drawing, design and arts education at Sheridan College, the Dundas Valley School of Art.
O'Hoski primary creates his work using Acrylic and Oil, but still finds favour in using Watercolour.
To date, Christopher has exhibited in New York, Montréal, London, Los Angeles, Washington and Toronto - while recently being published in International Contemporary Artists Volumes I, II, III & IV (textbooks) out of New York and Greece. Chris was also featured in Living Artists of Today Vol. I., published in March of 2012.
O'Hoski's work is held in many private collection in North America, Europe and Australia.
Chris' work, like many artists, is a process of growth. With a love for Chiaroscuro, O'Hoski's paintings often
feature dramatic lighting, and emotional representation. Three of Chris' series, Hypnagogia, The Twelve Steps to
Immortality and Spatial Traditions have often been described as “moody and stark”, while being subtle.
Né au Hamilton Ontario, Canada, Christopher O'Hoski a étudié en histoire de l'art, peinture, dessin, design,
et l'enseignement artistique au Collège Sheridan, l'École d'Art Dundas Valley et le Conservatoire Royal.
Christopher peint essentiellement en acryliques et en huiles, mais se trouve souvent inspiré par l’aquarelle.
Christopher a exposé à New York, Montréal, London, Los Angeles, Washington and Toronto.
Récemment, sont travail a été représenté dans le manuel International : Contemporary Artists Vol. I, II, III & IV ,publié en Athènes, Grèce.