Roś Zofia – she was born in 1912 in Bachlawa with a paresis of feet. Because of her disability she didn’t go to school. In spite of the fact she was illiterate, she was highly art capable. She embroidered tapestries and embrioderies on T-shirts. Besides she also carved birds using a knife. She painted them with oil colours and a paintbrush witch was made of cow’s fur. These birds she dished out the children and acquaintances. Later (in a mature age) she stopped carving. Then she only sawed and embriodered, but after reflection and Zdzisław Pękalski’s encouragement, she went back to the sculpture. She started to create the people’s figures. In 1975 she reccived one of the frontal places in the Folk Carpathian Sculpture contest. The reward inspired her to the further work and she took seriously other exhibitions, also in Lesko.

She was appreciated as an only real „bieszczadian” folk sculptor. Thanks to members of The Bieszczady Group of Creators she received a wheel chair. In a period of the chruch fascination were created carvings inspirated by the verger carvings and ornaments. Her friends called her „the Roś grandmother”. She died suddenly in 1995.

See too:
Średnia Wieś, Klich Kazimierz, Lewicki Bazyli


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