He was born on the 4th of August 1899 in Pabianice, died in 1977 in Warsaw. He began his studies in 1922 at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań in the Department of Law and Economics. One year later he joined the Conservatoire of Music in Poznań where he studied in string instruments class. In 1925 he started learning at the Private Institute of Fine Arts of Adam Hanytkiewicz and J. Kubowicz. During World War II Lenica was living with his family in Kraków where he made friends with Jerzy Kujawski. His work was mainly influenced by two movements important for the European art in 20th century: cubism and surrealism. In 1947 he was the co-creator of the avant-grade group 4F+R /paint, form, fantasy, texture + realism/. Since 1955 the final painting style of Lenic clarified, the style of abstract painting with a tint of surrealism and expressionism.