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Maria Poprzecka

(b. 1944), art historian, Professor, Director of the Institute of Art History, University of Warsaw; since 1998, President of the Association of Art Historians. Member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2003, she was awarded the Knight’s Cross of Polonia Restituta for outstanding academic and didactic achievement. She specializes in nineteenth century painting in a wide range of critical and theoretical contexts. She also focuses on methodological and axiological problems, especially in relation to modern art. She organizes methodology conferences at Nieborów and was a member of the Programme Board and the Governing Board of the prospective Museum of Contemporary Art in Warsaw. Her recent book publications include: On bad art (1998), A Praise of Painting (2000) and Gallery: The art of looking (2003)


Maksymilian Celeda

(b. 1938) President of the Tadeusz Kulisiewicz Grants and Awards Foundation; Director of the Department of Art Schools, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He is an art enthusiast, who has for many years supported initiatives to assist young artists and art schools. He initiated, among other things, the extensions of the State Academic School of Film, Television and Theatre and the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. He was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta for outstanding achievement in the development and promotion of culture.


Mikael Kihlman

(b. 1953), printmaker, artist and curator. He has had numerous exhibitions in Sweden and abroad. For his black and white graphics (drypoint) he has received many awards all over the world. He is also active as a curator and writes articles about art, specializing in contemporary printmaking. He is deeply involved in the Swedish Printmaking scene and has been co-curator and organiser of the last two National Printmaking Triennials at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. He is a member of the Grafiska Sällskapet (Swedish Printmakers Association) and KRO (Swedish Artists Union). His works are part of a number of collections in Sweden and other countries, including Swedish Art Council, Modern Museum and the British Museum. He lives in Stockholm.


Akira Kurosaki

(b. 1937) graduated from Department of Design, Kyoto Institute of Technology; Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Seika University. He has been a member of Japan Print Association since 1969, now as a Member of the Board of Trustees. Since 1978, he has worked as a visiting professor and artist-in-residence at various universities in the United States and Europe. He has taken part in exhibitions and print competitions as artists, juror and panelist, having won prizes at Seoul, San Francisco, Cracow, Lodz, Kyoto, Cairo and Beijing. He has recently been awarded the "Order of Sacred Treasure" award from the Ministry of Culture and Science, and spent time in residence at Bard College, New York. He lives in Kyoto.


Jan Pamula

(b. 1944) studied painting and printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. He is a Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, and his art practice incorporates painting, printmaking and electronic media. He has had over 50 individual exhibitions and taken part in several hundred group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. He received numerous prizes at national and international exhibitions, in particular for his graphic artworks. His works have been included in the museum collections in Warsaw, Cracow, Lublin, London, Vienna, Portland, Oregon; Bochum and Amersfoort. For many years, he has been a member of ZPAP and a member of "The Cracow Group". He has also acted several times as a curator and a member of the judging panel during exhibitions and competitions.


Stanislaw Wieczorek

(b. 1943) studied at the Faculty of Interior Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, where he has taught since 1969; from 1996 as Professor. In 1993-96, Subdean of the Graphic Arts, in 1996-2002, Dean. He is now in charge of the Studio of Multimedia Art. He received the Minister’s of Culture and Art Award for Teaching (1975 and 1980). Art director of the WAG Publishers and of the Projekt bi-monthly. President of the Association of Polish Graphic Designers. He received numerous prizes at competitions and exhibitions. His art practice incorporates drawing, painting, printmaking and graphic design.


Wladyslaw Winiecki

(1941-2008) studied at the Faculty of Painting, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He taught at the faculty of Graphic Arts from 1977; appointed Professor of Fine Arts in 2001; directed a Studio of Printmaking. He won numerous prizes for the Best Print of the Month and the Best Print of the Year. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 7th International Print Biennial in Krakow. His art practice incorporates printmaking, mainly lithography, and oil painting and gouache.


Boris Zhutovsky

(b. 1932) graduated from the Moscow Institute of Printing Art in art book design. From the late 1950s until 1962, he worked at the Belutin Studio. After the "30 Years of Moscow Artists' Union" exhibition and his personal conflict with Nikita Krushchev, his works were banned from exhibitions in the Soviet Union. After 1964, his art was shown worldwide. In 1969, he became a member of the Soviet Artists Union as a book artist, and he took part in a number of book art exhibitions both in the USSR and abroad, where his designs won a number of prestigious awards. In 1989, the Museum Ludwig Köln bought his works from the "Memory: Poland" series. He lives and works in Moscow.



Prezydent Miasta Stołecznego Warszawy Minister Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego Prezydecja 2011 Fundacja "Stypendia i Nagrody im. Tadeusza Kulisiewicza" Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Warszawie Mazowsze serce Polski Zakochaj się w Warszawie Zamek Królewski w Warszawie Pałac w Jabłonnie Fundacja im. Mariusza Kazany Mistrerstwo Spraw Zagranicznych