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Born on January 19, 1948 in the town of Iwonicz-Zdrój, he left Poland permanently in 1973 for Sweden. In 1979, he emigrated to the United States, where he opened the Wooden Gallery in Chicago in 1980. The gallery is currently a cultural hub for Chicago's Polonia, hosting many exhibits, shows and meetings with many famous figures. His career soared in the mid-1990s with his commissions to decorate Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, which houses a number of his pieces, and the city's Harold Washington Library. He has done work for a number of churches in the Chicago area, such as the interior design for St. Constance in Jefferson Park, wooden artwork for St. Kevin in South Deering, as well as the Millennium Doors for one of Chicago's 'Polish Cathedrals', Holy Trinity Church. He is also a generous patron of Chicago's art scene.
- Kantowicz, Edward (2006). The Archdiocese of Chicago: A Journey of Faith. Archdiocese of Chicago.