Wieslaw Obrzydowski was born on March 11, 1938 in Krakow into a working class family. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in 1966. He studied painting under Waclaw Taranczewski and completed his diploma under Hanna Rudzka-Cybisowa. Most of the professors of Krakow's Academy ( Akademia Sztuk Pieknych) during Obrzydowski's stay there were Kapists, the artists or students of Polish Colorists who around !910 formed Paris Commitee (Komitet Paryski - K.P.).
As a student from a rather poor background, Obrzydowski had to adopt conformist attitudes in order to get much needed scholarship money, which was barely enough for buying food, brushes and paint. There was usually no money left for the ca
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