Articles in Category: Diana Kurz

Portraits of Remembrance:
Paintings by Diana Kurz

Written on August 13, 2012

Zora and Michael Kurz (1990) 75 x 60 x 7, oil on paper on linen by Diana Kurz Courtesy the artist

Reaching back in time to reclaim a family for herself and, in a yahrzeit moment, to rekindle lives snuffed out, Diana Kurz’s paintings stand as testaments to victims of the Holocaust, one by one.  After a successful 20 year career as an artist and teacher, (with a strong feminist bent), in 1989 Kurz happened upon a few surviving photos of her own relatives “who disappeared during the war.”  Suddenly her past opened up and possessed her.  Recently this spring (April 4 – May 2, 2012) a series of these paintings was shown at the Art Gallery at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY.