Passing of Hanna Benesz
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hanna Benesz, Emeritus Curator of Early Netherlandish and Flemish Painting at the National Museum in Warsaw.
Over the past years, Hanna Benesz has curated, or collaborated on, many international exhibitions.
In 2016, she published Early Netherlandish, Dutch, Flemish and Belgian Paintings 1494–1983 with her colleague Maria Kluk. The much-anticipated catalogue comprises the entire collection of Dutch and Flemish painting in the National Museum in Warsaw and was the product of Hanna’s long years of research.
Hanna’s contribution to the field of Dutch art history in Poland was recognized by the Dutch government in 2017, when she was appointed Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau at a surprise ceremony in Warsaw during CODART’s twentieth congress.
Hanna Benesz will be fondly remembered by very many people, in particular those in the art historical community.
[Source: CODART / more info]