Stefan Gierowski

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Stefan Gierowski (born May 21, 1925 in Częstochowa ) is a Polish painter.

Gierwoski studied art history from 1945 to 1948 with Vojeslav Molé at the Jagiellonian University and attended workshops by Zbignew Pronaszko and Karol Frysz at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow . In 1949 he went to Warsaw , where he worked for several years with Marian Bogusz 's Krzywe Koło gallery .

From 1962 to 1996 he taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw . From 1975 to 1981 he was Dean of the Faculty of Painting. After joining opposition circles in the 1980s, his election as rector of the academy was prevented by the military government in 1983. His students include painters such as Marek Sobczyk and Jarosław Modzelewski .

Gierowski is one of the prominent representatives of Polish avant-garde painting. From figurative beginnings, he came to abstract painting in the 1950s, with geometric shapes and intense colors determining his pictures since the 1980s. His works have been shown at solo and group exhibitions in Poland and abroad, the National Museum in Poznan held a retrospective of his works in 2000 .