University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


Joyce Lyon

Joyce Lyon is the child of refugees from Poland and a Professor of Art at the University of Minnesota, Lyon became interested in landscape as a metaphor for absence and the memories of the Holocaust in her family. The forests were places where killing took place, as well as where resistance developed. Lyon, after much research, found that the forests of Poland looked very much like the Northern rural areas of the USA. More of her work can be seen in Witness and Legacy.

Lyons Book

Conversations with Rzeszow. Limited edition artist's book. 1994. offset/duotone printed. 6 5/8"h x 9 1/4. Permission of the artist.

I Heard There were Forests I. Oil stick; 47.5" x 44"
framed 1990

I Heard There were Forests II. Oil Stick; 47.5" x  44"
framed 1990.

Mass Grave in the Glogow Woods II. Oil stick. 47.5" x 44" framed. 1991.