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Andrzej Dłużniewski, photo by Wojtek Radomski / FORUM

Andrzej Dłużniewski was born on 3rd August, 1939 in Poznań, he died on 16th December, 2012 in Warsaw. His practice covered painting, drawing, poster design, photography, installation art, as well as literary forms – which ranged from belles-lettres to concrete prose.

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Kozera’s painting style could be described as surreal existentialism, symbolism charged with eroticism, or a man’s entanglement in life, with all its painful and pleasant consequences of existence. Uncanny images show human body, which at the same time is a robe. In his canvases, spirituality and corporeality coexist organically.

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Bronisław Wojciech Linke with Maria Dąbrowska and Anna Kowalska, Warsaw, 10th October, 1951, photo: Anna Linkowa / Museum of Literature / East News

Painter, draughtsman, and graphic designer. Born on 23rd April, 1906 in Tartu (Estonia), died on 6th October, 1962 in Warsaw.

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Irmina Staś, photo by Krzysztof Morcinek

Painter, born in 1986 in Żelechów. She studied at the Faculty of Graphics and Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź and at the Painting Faculty of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.

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Painter, born in 1986 in Żelechów. She studied at the Faculty of Graphics and Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź and at the Painting Faculty of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.

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Iza Rogucka, photo by Adam Gut

Visual artist, working in painting, drawing, installation art, interior design, and performative arts.

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Juliusz Kossak in a nobleman's outfit, ca. 1894, photo: KOSSAKIANA / East News

Painter, draughtsman, and illustrator, a representative of 19th-century Realism.

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Jarosław Fliciński, photo by Konrad Pustoła

Visual artist and painter, born in 1963 in Gdańsk.

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Selected works by Jarosław Fliciński, an artist and painter who also introduces photography and video in his work.

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Seeing 'How to Paint the Pope' no blasé viewer can say: 'I could do the same', since the artist himself encourages mimicking.

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Janek Koza, photo. Daniel Barczyński

Animated film and video director, author of comics, painter. Born on 1st April, 1970 in Wrocław.

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Painter, author of figurative paintings, mainly still lifes and landscapes.

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Piotr Janas. Photo: private archive

Painter. Born in 1970 in Warsaw.

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Robert Czajka, photo courtesy of the artist

Mundane towns imbued with the aesthetics of the Polish People's Republic, fountains, monotonous cube-shaped houses, and motley marketplaces – Robert Czajka recycles this nostalgic imagery into DIY models, inviting audience members to construct their own cityscapes.

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Jan Tarasin in his studio, photo: Wojciech Kryński / Forum

Painter, graphic designer, drawer, photographer, author of philosophical essays on art. He was born on September 11th 1926 in Kalisz. He died on August 8th 2009 in Warsaw.

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Igor Przybylski, photo: Adam Kozak / Agencja Gazeta

Painter, photogrpher, film author, performance artist. Born in 1874 in Warsaw.

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Fayga Ostrower in her studio, Rio de Janeiro, 1958, photo: the artist's private archive

A painter, designer, illustrator and author of many books, art theorist and pedagogue. She was born on September 14th 1920 in Łódź and died on September 13th 2001 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Przemysław Matecki at the opening of his exhibition Rough at Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, photo by Marek Krzyżanek

Painter. Born in 1976 in Żagań.

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Painter, scenographer, author of video installations. In 1986 she graduated from the Textiles and Fashion Department of the Łódź State Higher School of Visual Arts.

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One of the major Polish naïve painters, born in 1891 in Janów Śląski, died in 1978 in Bydgoszcz.

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