Jan Chwierut

About artist

Born
4.12.1901
Died
6.07.1973

Born in 1901 in Żywiec. He began to study painting in 1920 in Krakow, first in the studio of Prof. Pieńkowski, then under the supervision of Prof. Wojciech Wiess. After 1933 the artist moved to Bielsko-Biała where he worked as a teacher in the State Gimnasium until the outbreak of the World War II. When the war started, Chwierut was drafted in the army as an artillery officer and few months later — avoiding captivity — came back to Krakow. There, he began to work for the Central Warfare Council (Rada Główna Opiekuńcza, RGO) and as an officer, he conspires with the Union of Armed Struggle (Związek Walki Zbrojnej, ZWZ) and then the Home Army (Armia Krajowa, AK). He kept his activities in strict secrecy. He was also a lecturer in the underground education movement. In this period he experiences with oil and watercolor painting, and adds crayons to his techniques. After the war he comes back to Bielsko, begins to work in the Industrial School and gets involved in rebuilding the artistic life. He does by organizing the Association of Polish Artists and Designers, he also becomes its first president. He also begins to draw with ink and felt pen. In 1950 Chwierut family moves to Krakow. The last area of his artistic achievements are paintings created on order.  The artists died in 1973.

Works

Jan Chwierut

Portrait of a Man in Glasses

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Jan Chwierut

Seascape

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Jan Chwierut

Mikołajki

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Jan Chwierut

Two Boys

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