Jerzy Kenar

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Jerzy S. Kenar is a Polish-American sculptor in the United States. Kenar works in wood, bronze as well as in an Acrylic-based composite.

Born on January 19, 1948 in the town of Iwonicz-Zdrój, he left Poland permanently in 1973 for Sweden. In 1979, he emigrated to the United States, where he opened the Wooden Gallery in Chicago in 1980. The gallery is currently a cultural hub for Chicago's Polonia, hosting many exhibits, shows and meetings with many famous figures. His career soared in the mid-1990s with his commissions to decorate Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, which houses a number of his pieces, and the city's Harold Washington Library. He has done work for a number of churches in the Chicago area, such as the interior design for St. Constance in Jefferson Park, wooden artwork for St. Kevin in South Deering,[1] as well as the Millennium Doors for one of Chicago's 'Polish Cathedrals', Holy Trinity Church. He is also a generous patron of Chicago's art scene.


  1. ^ Kantowicz, Edward (2006). The Archdiocese of Chicago: A Journey of Faith. Archdiocese of Chicago. 

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