Traditional Arts Indiana is proud to present a special exhibition entitled Gustav Potthoff: Art & Healing, War & Remembrance. This exhibition showcases the life and works of Gustav Potthoff, World War II veteran and resident of Columbus, Indiana. Gustav Potthoff painted to remember his fellow prisoners of war who built the Bridge over the River Kwai and the Hellfire Pass during World War II. Concerned that the more than 16,000 who died constructing the bridge over the River Kwai and the infamous Hellfire Pass would be forgotten, Gustav turned to painting to tell people his story and to make peace with his wartime memories.
This exhibition will be on display until the end of the year in the Herman B. Wells Library, located at Indiana University. Be sure to check it out before it’s gone!