Bio of Henryk Józewski
1892 — born in Kyiv, Józewski studied physics and mathematics at St. Volodymyr University in Kyiv. He was member of the Polish Corporation, a union of gymnasium and student communities.
1915 — joined the Polish Military Organization and was exiled to Saratov.
1917 — returned to Kyiv. “After returning to Kyiv, I found it as a Ukrainian capital of the Ukrainian State with its own government, parliament and administrative apparatus. The three-colored flag had disappeared, replaced by the towering blue and yellow flag,” he described his arrival. Józewski was doing intelligence for Poland in Kyiv.
1919 — left for Warsaw and was appointed Vice Minister for Interior Affairs at the UNR Government next year.
1920 — returned to Warsaw while officially remaining a member of the UNR Government. Painted.
1927 — chaired Poland's Cabinet of the Head of the Council of Ministers.
1928 — voiyevode of Volyn. Returned to the office of the Interior Minister for a brief period of 1929-1930.
1939 — worked in the Polish underground movement, heading the Warsaw District after the start of the war.
1953 — arrested by the Security Service and jailed for life.
1956 — released early. Józewski painted for the rest of his life and joined the Union of Polish Artists.
1981 — died in Warsaw.