Maryan Pinchas Burstein
1927 Nowy Sącz - 1977 New York City
Born into a baker’s family on January 1, 1927 in Nowy Sącz, Poland.
Spends war years in ghettos, labor or concentration camps including Auschwitz, which he miraculously survives.
Had his gangrenous leg amputated.
Spends these years in a displaced persons camp in West Germany.
Studies at New Bezalel School of Art and Craft, Jerusalem.
Studies art and lithography at Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.
Commissioned by the French government to design the Memorial to the Unknown Jewish Martyr in Paris.
Awarded the Prix des Critiques d’Art (Art Critics Award) at the Paris Biennale.
Moves to New York City.
Awarded title of Chevalier de L’Order des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government.
Dies in New York City, June 15.
Maryan’s works have been exhibited in more than 30 individual exhibitions as well as in almost 100 group exhibitions and can be found in numerous museums and galleries in Europe and North America.