Anna Krepsztul’s Street in Šalčininkai region


Since the New Year, one of the streets in Padvarionys village, which is in Turgeliai County, bears the name of Anna Krepsztul. It has been the second street in the Šalčininkai region that was given the name of the folk painter. The first one is in Tabariškės village.

“The villagers have decided that they want the street to have Anna Krepsztul’s name. It was a natural choice, because it is in this village and on that street that Ms Ania lived, her family’s house stands here.”— said Janina Kuklis, an official working in Turgeliai County Office.

At the end of December the Committee of the Šalčininkai Region Self-Government officially confirmed naming the street in Padvarionys after Anna Krepsztul. The memory of the painter is particularly cultivated in the region. In Tabariškės there is a Museum of Anna Krepsztul, in Butrimonys– a school bearing her name. The painter was an Honorary Citizen of the Šalčininkai region. She was given this title as one of the first people in history.

Anna Krepsztul’s artistic output consists of over 3.5 thousand works: paintings, drawings and embroidery pieces. Part of them is being shown in the Museum of Anna Krepsztul in Tabariškės, part is in private collections and galleries, for instance in Poland, Lithuania, the USA, England, Germany, France, Australia and Canada. Her paintings decorate churches in Rostov-on-Don, Vitebsk and in Vilnius in Canada.


Tłumaczenie Emilia Zawieracz w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, Translated by Emilia Zawieracz the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, 

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