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Wojciech Fangor

1922 - 2015 Warsaw, Poland

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  • About the Artist
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He was born in Warsaw in 1922. He studied in the studio of Felicjan Kowarski at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, where he then lectured in the years 1954 - 1961. He made his debut in 1949 at the Club of Young Artists and Scientists. He was a co-creator of socialist realism in Poland and the author of the most famous works of this period. He was a co-creator of the global successes of the Polish poster. He opened the chapter environment in world art. He constituted op art with his paintings. He is the author of the concept of positive illusion space. In the work of the last quarter of a century, he illustrated his situation in the world of electronic media, in fact reevaluating the weight of the original and authenticity, foundation and tradition. In 1961 he left Poland. In the years 1962–64 he stayed in Paris. Then in the years 1964 - 1965 in Berlin on a Ford Scholarship. In 1966 he settled permanently in the United States, where he collaborated with with the New York "Galerie Chalette". In the years 1966–83 he lectured at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, N.Y. In the years 1967–68 he lectured at Harvard University. In 1999 he returned to Poland, where he remained until his death in October 2015.

Selected solo exhibitions:

1949 - Young Artists and Scientists Club, Warsaw, Poland (former IPS)
1958 - 'A Study of Space', The New Culture Salon, Warsaw, Poland
1962 - Institute of Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
1963 - Lambert Gallery, Paris, France
1964 - Morsbroich Castle Museum, Leverkusen, Germany
1965 - Springer Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1966 - Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
1970 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, USA
1971 - University Art Museum, Berkeley, California, USA
1974 - Hokin Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
1990 - Retrospective Exhibition - 50 years of painting, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
1994 - The Museum of Art, Radom, Poland
2000, 2003 - Stefan Szydłowski Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2003 - Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

Selected group exhibitions:

1950 - 1. National Exhibition of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland
1951 - 2. National Exhibition of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland
1957 - 2. Exhibition of Modern Art, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
1959 - Polish Painting Now, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1961 - 15 Polish Painters, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, USA
1964 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, USA
1965 - The Respansive Eye, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, USA
1967 - Pittsburgh International, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
1968 - Venice Biennale of Art, Venice, Italy
1974 - Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
1980 - Tharp Gallery, New York, New York, USA
1994 - The National Museum, Warsaw, Poland

Works by Wojciech Fangor

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34 x 34 cm

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