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Memorable Manitobans: Jan Jakob Kamienski (1923-2010)

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Jan Kamienski
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Cartoonist, artist, author.

Born in Poland on 9 May 1923, he worked as an editorial cartoonist for the Winnipeg Tribune from 1958 to 1980. He also wrote columns, art criticism, and restaurant reviews. After the closure of the Tribune, he worked at the Winnipeg Sun until his retirement in 1988, when he took up painting. He served as President of the Winnipeg Press Club. In 2008, he published a memoir of his experiences during the Second World War, entitled Hidden in the Enemy’s Sight: Resisting the Third Reich From Within. He died of cancer at Winnipeg on 26 March 2010.


“City cartoonist, author a ‘Renaissance man’” by Morley Walker, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 April 2010, page D4.

We thank Barbara Kamienski for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 July 2015

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