Irish Artist Directory

Tadeusz Brzozowski (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Tadeusz Brzozowski

Lived: 1918 - 1987

Categories: Surrealism, Murals, Tapestries

Artist Biography

Much loved in his native Poland where he studied at the Krakow Academy of Fine Art, Tadeusz Brzozowski has received international success since the 1950s, with works in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. He exhibited a number of works at ROSC 1967 exhibition in Dublin.

The artist began to study art at Krakow's Academy of Fine Arts in 1936 and continued during the World War II occupation of Poland at the Kunstgewerbeschule (1940-42). Shortly after graduating, he became a teacher himself and held positions at the Krakow Polytechnic Institute (1945-54), the Visual Arts College in Zakopane (1954-69), Poznań's State Higher School of Visual Arts (1962-79), and the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (1979-81). He was a member of the Krakow Group, and also a member of the international group known as Phases, which brings together painters inspired by Surrealism and non-geometric, aggressive, lyrical abstraction.

During the 1950s he and his wife Barbara Gawdzik-Brzozowska created religious polychrome murals in churches and he designed scenery and tapestries for the Bydgoszcz Philharmonic among other institutions. Brzozowski twice represented Poland at the Sao Paulo Biennale (1959, 1975) and once at the Venice Biennale (1962).

A retrospective exhibition of the artist's paintings and drawings was held at the National Museum in Warsaw in 1997, and the popularity of Polish artists in Ireland was augmented by the National Gallery of Ireland’s exhibition ‘Paintings from Poland’ held in 2007.

Tadeusz Brzozowski Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Tadeusz Brzozowski (1918-1987), Polish Mastiff (''CWAJNOS'') Oil on Canvas, 131 x 139.5cms Signed...

Hammer Price €90,000.00

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