Jerzy Nowosielski (portrait made by Zbigniew Kresowaty)
REFINED COLORS AND PRECISE COMPOSITION
MONUMENTAL SACRED PAINTING
AUTHOR OF ORTHODOX POLYCHROMIES
HIEROGLYPHIC PORTRAIT PAINTER
"PICTURES IN PICTURE"
(7 January) Jerzy Nowosielski, son of Stefan (a unit from the Lemko region) and Anna Harlaender (a Catholic), was born in Krakow to a Polish-Ukrainian family. Jerzy was baptised in the Greek Catholic church and although he attended the Piarist Men's Gymnasium, he is raised in the Orthodox tradition.
first contact of 16-year-old Jerzy with the collection of icons in the Ukrainian Museum in Lviv
He started his education at the Kunstgewerbeschule, the only humanistic institution tolerated by the Germans (the Academy of Fine Arts, the avant-garde painting community), where Jerzy Nowosielski met his friends - future members of the so-called "Krakow Group".
held a novitiate at the St John the Baptist's Laurel near Lviv
He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, in the studio of Eugeniusz Eibisch. He was also Tadeusz Kantor's assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.
Jerzy Nowosielski exhibited his "triangular abstractions" at the 1st Modern Art Exhibition. During the exhibition the artist married Zofia Gutkowska, a colleague from Kunstgewerbeschule
moved to Łódź with his wife
Together with Adam Stalony-Dobrzański he designed polychromy for the church in Gródek. This is how Jerzy Nowosielski's greatest artistic adventure begins: monumental sacred painting. Soon, he also made his first independent project - the polychromy of the church in Kętrzyn.
City at the foot of the mountains (landscape)
showed 12 paintings at the XXVIII Biennial of Art in Venice
he worked on the polychromy of the Holy Spirit Church in Nowe Tychy
the artist was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Jerzy Nowosielski becomes a doctor of honoris causa of the Jagiellonian University
He received the Gold Medal "Gloria Artis" "Deserved Culture
The artist died on 21 February in Krakow and was buried on 26 February in Rakowicki Cemetery in Krakow.