Stanisław Fijałkowski

About artist

Born in Zdolbuniv, Volhynia, 1922; forced labourer in Königsberg (Kaliningrad) in 1944–1945; student of Władysław Strzemiński and Stefan Wegner at the National Higher School of Plastic Arts in Łódź (1946–1951); graduation work supervised by Ludwik Tyrowicz. Between 1947 and 1993 he was a lecturer at his alma mater (becoming a professor in 1983); deputy vice-chancellor and dean of the Graphic Art Faculty. During the academic year 1989/90, a visiting professor at Giessen University. Held short seminars in Mons (1978, 1982) and Marburg (1990). Vice-president of the Switzerland-based XYLON International Society for Artistic Relief Printing; chairman of its Polish section until 2000. He is a member of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences in Salzburg and the Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences, Literature and Fine Arts in Brussels. In 2002 he received an honorary degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź and the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta; in 2005, Gloria Artis Gold Medal. Painter and graphic artist. He translated into Polish and published two books by Kandinsky: Point and Line to Plane and Concerning the Spiritual in Art, and Malevich’s The World as Non-Objectivity. Numerous solo exhibitions; participation in more than 540 exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Represented Poland at the São Paulo Biennale (1969) and Venice Biennale (1972). His works can be found in many museums around the world, including Bochum, Carpi, Dresden, Erlangen, Hamburg, Hanover, Marburg, Künzelsau (Sammlung, Museum Würth), La Louvière (Centre de la Gravure), London (Tate Gallery), Lübeck, Lugano, Moscow (Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin Museum), New York (Museum of Modern Art, McGrew Hill Collection), Oldenburg, Prague, Roudnice n/L, Skopje, Vienna (Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Museum des XX Jahrhunderts), Winterthur, Zagreb (Cabinet of Graphics), as well as in many private collections in Poland and abroad.


Stanisław Fijałkowski


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