Fangor Wojciech

A painter and graphic designer.
He was born in 1922 in Warsaw. During the war he was a private student of T. Pruszkowski and F.S. Kowarski. In 1946 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, where between 1954-62 he taught painting at the Faculty of Graphic Arts. In the beginning of the 1960s he was abroad (Paris, Berlin, England). In 1966 he settled in New York. At first he tried to find his own formula of socialist realism (Mother Korean, 1951). Until 1955 he took part in the official artistic life of the People’s Republic of Poland. Discouraged from the socialist realism he turned to poster and graphic arts, later he was looking for his own formula of plastic arts, painting pieces of work which were simplified as far a form was concerned. At the end of 1950s he started creating abstract paintings throbbing with colors, giving the impression of movement. In 1970 an important exhibition of an artist took place at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. In Poland a jubilee exhibition, Wojciech Fangor – 50 years of painting, was organized at Zachęta in Warsaw in 1990. In 2003 an individual exhibition of an artist took place at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Warsaw. Fangor returned to Poland in the1990s. Currently he lives and works around Radom.

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  • Fibak Collection Gallery
  • Krakowskie Przedmieście 5
  • 00-068, WARSAW
  • POLAND
  • phone: +48 22 320 02 54
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