Sasza Blonder / André Blondel was an artist from the Krakow Group and the School of Paris. Marc Blondel, who unfortunately hardly met him, originated this website dedicated to his father.
The website is an attempt to fill in the gaps in the painter’s biography, especially the Polish period, and to make him known to the public. It also aims at promoting his works in Art institutions – works that are scattered around the world in museums or private collections.
This is not a commercial website. It is called after the artist’s two names: Blonder, his surname in his mother country Poland, and Blondel, the name he took in 1943 in France where he set up home.
The not-for-profit society « les amis du peintre Blonder-Blondel » («The Friends of Painter Blonder-Blondel») aims at promoting the works of the painter. The society started an accurate inventory of his paintings – most are to be found in France, Poland and the United States – including research on the painter’s writings, and any documents that could concern him (letters, press articles, testimonies), and listed all these documents.
Our primary objective is to maintain Blonder Blondel’s name in the public eye, which is already the case in Poland and in the South of France, and to develop a greater awareness for the painter’s works in France, then in Europe.