b. 1923 in Krakow, Poland
Jerzy Nowosielski is a renowned Polish artist. He is a painter, theoretician, thinker and educator.
During the Nazi occupation of Poland, he studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Krakow and went on to study painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in the years 1945-47. In 1942 he spent nearly a year at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Monastery near Lviv, where he studied the history of icons and the art of painting them. In the years 1945-49 he was a member of the Grupa Mlodych Plastykow (Group of Young Visual Artists), and in 1957 he was among the founding members of the Stowarzyszenie Artystyczne Grupa Krakowska (Krakow Group Artistic Association). He was an educator for many years and from 1976 to 1992 served as a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. His works are found in Polish museums and also in private collections in Canada, the USA, and Germany.
In 2000, Nowosielski received an honorary doctorate from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.
Seated Nude, 1975
Oil on linen
40” x 18 1/2”
Gift of Mr. Bohdan Kowalsky