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Jerzy Duda-Gracz

Jerzy Duda-Gracz

A self-portrait with Family, by Jerzy Duda-Gracz, c.1979

Jerzy Duda-Gracz

A selection of artwork by the Polish artist Jerzy Duda-Gracz .

Jerzy Duda Gracz

Jerzy Duda-Gracz was a Polish painter and professor of painting and drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. He was known as an insightful satirist in the tradition of surrealism and expressionism. Many of his paintings arouse strong emotions as his work covers themes such as stupidity, intolerance, hypocrisy, arrogance, laziness, and the blind fascination with money and American culture.

He died in Lagow, Lubuskie, in 2004.

His paintings can be seen at museums and galleries in Czestochowa, Gdańsk, Krakow, Lodz, Poznań, Toruń, and Warsaw in Poland; and outside Poland in Florence, the Vatican, Moscow, Ghent, Vienna, and Oldenburg. His art can also be found on display on the walls of many private homes (including ours!) throughout the world.

Related page on Polish Poland: a list of great Polish artists (painters).

Jerzy Duda Gracz

Two paintings of the Lubuskie region where the Polish artist Jerzy Duda-Gracz lived in the latter part of his adult life.

Jozef Chelmonski

Three examples of paintings by the 19th century Polish artist Josef Chelmonski.

Chelmonski Indian Summer

Chelmonski storks

Chelmonski painting of cranes

Józef Marian Chełmoński was born in the village of Boczki, near Lowicz, Poland in 1849. Chelmonski is a Polish artist in the realist school art and his work is often referred to as Polish Patriotic Painting. He produced dozens of beautiful paintings and illustrations during his life but his most famous works are probably: Indian Summer, Partridges on the snow, Czwórka (Four), The storks, and Before a thunderstorm. He died in 1914 in Kuklowka, Minsk Mazowieckia.

Related page on Polish Poland: a list of great Polish artists (painters).

Jacek Malczewski

Three of our favourite paintings by the simply wonderful Polish artist, Jacek Malczewski.

Jacek Malczewski Vicious Circle

The painting ‘Vicious Circle’ by the great Polish painter, Jacek Malczewski.

Jacek Malczewski (1854 – 1929) is one of the most loved and repected of all painters of Poland. He is regarded by most as the father of Polish Symbolism and is closely associated with the patriotic Young Poland movement, which followed the century of Partitions.

Jacek Malczewski Hamlet

The painting ‘Polish Hamlet’ by Jacek Malczewski.

polish art Jacek Malczewski

‘The Temptation of Fortune’ painting by Polish artist Jacek Malczewski.

Related pages on Polish Poland:
- Information on and examples of paintings by Jacek Malczewski’s son, Rafał Malczewski.
- a list of great Polish artists (painters).

Polish Poster Art

Polish Posters

Jerzy Czerniawski

Polish poster art for the play Mein Kampf by George Tabori. Art by Jerzy Czerniawski.

Polish artists have produced a plethora of truly wonderful poster art for film and theatre plays. Notable artists include: Roman Cieślewicz, Jerzy Czerniawski, Mieczysław Górowski, Zbigniew Kaja, Ryszard Kaja, Henryk Tomaszewski, and Maciej Urbaniec.

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