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Wojciech Bonawentura Fangor
15 November 1922
|Died||25 October 2015 (aged 92)|
|Alma mater||Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw|
|Known for||Painting, Graphic art, Sculpture|
Life and career
Between 1953 and 1961, he was employed as an assistant professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
After the Polish October, the so-called "Gomułka's thaw" following Joseph Stalin's death, he turned away from socialist realism as a style. He became one of the founders of the Polish School of Posters.
In 1961, he left Poland and settled in West Berlin between 1964–1965, in England between 1965–1966, then from 1966 in the United States, where he lectured on art at art schools. He returned to Poland in 1999.
At the time of his death, he resided in Błędów, Grójec County, a village near Warsaw.
Fangor designed murals for the station walls of the second line of the Warsaw Metro in 2014.
Signature, Stadion Narodowy metro station
Mosaics, Warszawa Śródmieście railway station
Permanent exhibition, Museum of Warsaw
- Grimes, William (9 November 2015). "Wojciech Fangor, Painter Who Emerged From Postwar Poland, Dies at 92". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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