Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts

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Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts
Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. Eugeniusza Gepperta we Wrocławiu
Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. Eugeniusza Gepperta we Wrocławiu.jpg
Established 1946
Type Public
Rector Professor Piotr Kielan
Academic staff 4 faculties
Location Wrocław, Poland
Campus Urban
Website http://www.asp.wroc.pl/

The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław (Polish: Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. Eugeniusza Gepperta we Wrocławiu) is a public institution of higher learning established in 1946 originally as the College of Fine Arts. From 2008 the university bears the name of Polish master-painter Eugeniusz Geppert.[1]

History[edit]

In January 1946, on the recommendation of Poland's Minister of Culture and Arts, Eugeniusz Geppert was entrusted with the task of establishing the Higher School of Fine Arts in the city of Wrocław which had been ravaged by war. Two buildings were chosen to house the school: the pre-war Municipal School of Crafts and Art Crafts (now located at ul. Traugutta) and former State Academy of Arts and Crafts.

Staff of the newly formed institutions was composed of painters such as Leon Dołżycki, Emil Krcha, Stanisław Pękalski, Maria Dawska; painter, graphic artist and designer Stanisław Dawski, glass designer Halina Jastrzębowska, interior and furniture designers Władysław Wincze and Marian Sigmund, as well as ceramists Julia Kotarbińska and Rudolf Krzywiec. The following years brought the faculty and school graduates many successes at national and international exhibitions and art competitions. In 1957 emerged the already-historical Theatre of the Senses (Teatr Sensybilistyczny) combining happening action of experimental theater with the performance art.[1]

Since its inception the school bore the following names: College of Fine Arts (1946–1949), State College of Fine Arts (1949–1996), Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław (1996–2008) and since 2008, the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts.[1]

Faculties[edit]

  • Faculty of Painting and Sculpture
    • Department of Painting
    • Department of Sculpture
    • Department of Art Education
  • Faculty of Graphic Arts and Media
    • Department of Graphic Arts
    • Department of Media Arts
  • Faculty of Interior Architecture and Design
    • Department of Interior Design
    • Department of Design
  • Faculty of Ceramics and Glass
    • Department of Design

List of Rectors of the Academy[edit]

  • Eugeniusz Geppert - (1946-1950)
  • Mieczysław Pawełko - (1950-1952)
  • Stanisław Dawski - (1952-1965)
  • Stanisław Pękalski - (1965-1967)
  • Tadeusz Forowicz - (1967-1980)
  • Jan Jaromir Aleksiun - (1980-1982)
  • Rufin Kominek - (1982-1984)
  • Michał Jędrzejewski - (1984-1990)
  • Andrzej Klimczak-Dobrzański - (1990-1993)
  • Konrad Jarocki - (1993-1999)
  • Zbigniew Horbowy - (1999-2005)
  • Jacek Szewczyk - (2005-2012)
  • Piotr Kielan - (2012-present)

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Małgorzata Baczyńska
  • Jerzy Boroń
  • Małgorzata Dajewska
  • Zbigniew Horbowy
  • Barbara Krzywicka-Wójcik
  • Ludwika Ogorzelec
  • Eugeniusz Molski
  • Zdzisław Nitka
  • Laura Pawela
  • Lech Rzewuski
  • Krzysztof Skarbek
  • Mirosław Struzik
  • Igor Wójcik
  • Mira Żelechower-Aleksiun
  • Jan Geppert
  • Tadeusz Ciemierkiewicz

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "History of the Academy". Official website (in English and Polish). Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 

Coordinates: 51°06′41″N 17°02′37″E / 51.11139°N 17.04361°E / 51.11139; 17.04361