Prisoner photo from Auschwitz, Courtesy Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim
Born July 23, 1910 in Janowiec, Poland; died June 13, 1942 in Auschwitz
Gutkiewicz registered at the Warsaw Academy for Decorative Arts and Painting in 1934 and studied at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts 1934-48.
Arrest and Deportation to Auschwitz
He was arrested on March 18, 1941, and deported to Auschwitz, receiving prisoner number 11003.
Work Assignments at Auschwitz
Gutkiewicz was assigned to the Tischlerei (carpentry workshop).
Art Produced at Auschwitz
He secretly carved designs on spoons and plates and also completed many portraits of his fellow prisoners. Fellow prisoner and artist Wincenty Gawron smuggled some of Gutkiewicz's drawings out of Auschwitz in his successful May 1942 escape from the camp.
Death at Auschwitz
Gutkiewicz was executed on June 13, 1942, in barrack 11 at Auschwitz I.
Archives at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim.
Jaworska, Janina. Nie wszystek umrę.... Warsaw, 1975.
Stütz, Marina, ed. Überleben und Widerstehen. Cologne, 1980