Drawing Studies, 1939-1943
From the late 1930s, Zbigniew Dłubak studied, on his own, various issues of the visual arts, drawing and painting in particular. He made sketches in pencil, charcoal and watercolour, practicing perspective and light-and-shadow. The themes were classic: landscape, still life, female nude. In the years 1939-1941, Dłubak created his drawings while working as technician for the clandestine "Strzały" periodical published by the Spartacus Union of Polish Youth. Following a hiatus in clandestine activity (summer 1941 – February 1942), Dłubak’s drawings are again made peripherally to his political work. In spring 1942, he joined the Polish Workers’ Party and his flat became the party’s central printshop, where he mimeographed "Trybuna Wolności" and "Trybuna Chłopska".