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Ryszard Winiarski

 (1936 - 2006)
Ryszard Winiarski was active/lived in Poland.  Ryszard Winiarski is known for non objective, geometric painting, teaching.

Ryszard Winiarski

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Ryszard Winiarski was a painter and author of spatial forms and set designs. He was born on 2nd May, 1936 in Lviv, and died on 14th December, 2006.

Between 1953-59, he studied at the Faculty of Precision Mechanics at the Warsaw University of Technology. In the last two years of his studies, he audited Aleksander Kobzdej's painting workshop at the Academy of Fine Arts, which he officially joined in 1960 as a student at the Faculty of Painting.

Winiarski studied painting under Stanisław Szczepański, Jan Wodyński, and Aleksander Kobzdej, scenography under Władysław Daszewski, and typography under Julian Pałka. Between 1976 and 81, he taught at the Physical Education Institute of the Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin.

In 1981, he took over the workshop “Problemy malarstwa w architekturze i w otoczeniu człowieka” (Problems of painting in architecture and human environment) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 1983, he was a visiting lecturer at the Offenbach University of Art and Design. He served as the vice-rector at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts for two terms (1985-87 and 1987-90). In 1990, he received the title of professor.

In the last years of his life, Winiarski's artistic activity was hampered by chronic illness.

In 1966, he was the winner of the main prize at the Symposium of the Artists and Scientsts Sztuka w zmieniającym się świecie (Art in the Changing World) in Puławy.

Ryszard Winiarski was one of the key representatives of indeterminism in the Polish visual arts scene. Towards the end of his studies, he attended a class led by Mieczysław Porębski dedicated to the relationship between art and science, which was of key importance to his later art discourse.

In 1996, he received the Jan Cybis Award.

Ryszard Winiarski's works can be found in, among others, the Łódź Art Museum, the National Museums in Warsaw, Wrocław, Kraków, and Poznań, at the Regional Museums in Bydgoszcz and Chełm, Bochum Museum, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen, the McCrory Collection in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in New Delhi, and numerous private collections.

"Ryszard Winiarski," CULTURE.PL, Web, Jan. 2018

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About  Ryszard Winiarski

Born:  1936 - Lviv, Poland
Died:   2006
Known for:  non objective, geometric painting, teaching