Monday, June 24, 2019

Refugees 1960

Quite a few years ago I bought this very uncharacteristic original form Ronald Searle. The art shows people picking clothing at a refugee camp in Greece in 1959. Not knowing the background story, I think I was interested in this particular piece of art because of the piles of clothing and shoes which obviously once belonged to someone.

Recently I found out about a book in which this art was published. Timely enough, the book is titled Refugees 1960: A Report in Words and Drawings by Kaye Webb and Ronald Searle. 

Flipping through the book I was totally flabbergasted to discover that the person in the foreground is Veljko Markofski, a newly arrived refugee from Yugoslavia.

Life is a small place.


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