Holocaust Art Creator Judith Dazzio

Holocaust Art Creator Judith Dazzio

Holocaust Art Paintings: Moving To The Warsaw Ghetto

Holocaust Art Paintings: Moving To The Warsaw Ghetto

The Profound Effect of a Holocaust Survivor on a 12 Year Old Protestant School Girl

About This Holocaust Art Exhibit: Several decades ago while in elementary school, my class was visited by a Holocaust Survivor, who’s story has stayed with me throughout my life.

I can still see the numbers on her arms. I can see the faded pictures of her children who had been killed, and how she cried when speaking about them. I began this Holocaust Art paintings series ten years ago, basing many of the paintings on her story. Therefore, many are historical, limited to the Warsaw ghetto and Birkenaw. The rest of the paintings are in honor of her children, and all of the children lost or who bear the scars of having the live through that time. The paintings reflect my emotional reaction to the helplessness and fear that they must have felt. The historical paintings were also important because I wanted them to be accurate, creative and powerful. They had to show one artist’s vision and style. I believe that I have achieved a melding of historical facts with powerful paintings that evoke emotion and thought. I am pleased that of the three paintings from this series that have been entered into competition, all have won top international awards. – Judith Dazzio

Several decades ago while in 6th grade, we had a guest speaker visit our class. Though she had an accent, what she said and the way she presented her story, stayed with me throughout my life. I can still see her raise up her sleeve and show us those numbers on her arm…like a branded cow. I can still see her holding up those faded pictures of her children that had been ilea, and remember how she started crying when she talked about them.

She spoke about leaving her house with her family and moving to the Warsaw Ghetto…and then the FIRE…and the walk to the train…and the horrible ride to Birkenaw. She did not tell us much about that part of her story. I think that she was considering our ages. I am grateful for that as I have become aware of the atrocities that went on there.

I promised myself that somebody I would do something to honor this extraordinary person. I am sure that she told her story to many groups, not selfishly, but in her way, to open the eyes of those to whom she spoke, that this would never happen again…

I started the holocaust painting series about 10 years ago and have worked on it off and on during those years. I have tried to tell this survivor’s story by focusing on the Warsaw Ghetto and Birkenaw. I also have done some paintings that are of children, trying to show how they might have felt…how helpless…and scared. I tried to imagine living like that everyday…day after day. Though the series could be complete now, I have plans for more paintings.

 

More About Holocaust Art Creator Judith Dazzio

Judith B. Dazzio, fws, napa, isap, isapfl – Resume

Holocaust Paintings Artist Judith Dazzio is the owner of Dazzio Art Experience School of Art, as well as the Dazzio Art Gallery. Both are located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Judith has been pinging most of her life, and her work can be found in many collections throughout the world. Her style is considered expressionistic and in most cases, includes people.

Education:
BFA – University of New Hampshire
Graduate Work: Massachusetts College of Art, Louisiana State University, University of Massachusetts – Boston

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Judith wins Best In Show at the ISPAfl 2013 show judged by Italian artist Alfonsina Bozzano of Milan. The painting is from the “Saturday Night” series.

 

judith dazzio experimental horse series

A collector of Judith’s paintings recently sold a Dazzio painting at auction for $11,500. The painting is called “Wild Passion” from the experimental horse series.

 

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Judith Dazzio – “The Holocaust” Artworks Gallery

Several decades ago while in elementary school, my class was visited by a Holocaust Survivor, who’s story has stayed with me throughout my life. I can still see the numbers on her arms. I can see the faded pictures of her children who had been killed, and how she cried when speaking about them. I began this series ten years ago, basing many of the paintings on her story. Therefore, many are historical, limited to the Warsaw ghetto and Birkenaw. The rest of the paintings are in honor of her children, and all of the children lost or who bear the scars of having the live through that time. The paintings reflect my emotional reaction to the helplessness and fear that they must have felt. The historical paintings were also important because I wanted them to be accurate, creative and powerful. They had to show one artist’s vision and style. I believe that I have achieved a melding of historical facts with powerful paintings that evoke emotion and thought.

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