Tadeusz Brzozowski

(1918 - 1987)

Tadeusz Brzozowski

Biography

Since 1936, he has studied at Akademia Sztuk Pięknych (the Academy of Fine Arts) in Kraków, and graduated in 1945. He has attended to Kunstgewerbeschule from 1940 to 1942. Brzozowski co-operated with Kantor's theater (was an actor in Balladyna and Powrót Odysa) during the occupation, and later with Rotunda theater. In 1954 he settled down permanently in Zakopane, where he stayed until 1969. He taught painting and drawing at Liceum Plastyczne. He was also a teacher at Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Sztuk Plastycznych (University of Arts) in Poznań (1962-1979) and Akademia Sztuk Pięknych (the Academy of Fine Arts) in Kraków (1979-1981). He was a member of artistic groups: Grupa Młodych Plastków, Phases and Grupa Krakowska. His initial works of art were figurative compositions wtih unreal forms, use of grotesque, deformation of human figures and simplification of depicted objects. During the heyday of informel art  in Poland, he created abstract paintings. Brzozowski used expressive colours, was experimenting with pigments and textures, glazes and varnishes (in his drawings – with flexible lines), giving them organic and alchemical structure. Apart from easel painting, drawing and graphics, he also designed scenography and fabrics and painted murals.