Wojciech Fangor

Nasce nel 1922 a Varsavia. A guerra ultimata si diploma all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Varsavia e diventa assistente professore dal 1953 al 1961. Insegna anche a Berlino e in Inghilterra prima di trasferirsi negli Stati Uniti nel 1966. Pittore, scultore, artista grafico, è il co-fondatore della Polish School of Posters, con cui ha creato centinaia di manifesti dal design audace. Fondamentale nel clima polacco post-guerra l’esposizione del 1958 A Study of Space, in cui l’artista realizza dei lavori astratti che interagendo tra loro creano nuove composizioni spaziali.

SELEZIONE ESPOSIZIONI PERSONALI:

1949

Varsavia, Young Artists and Scientists Club

1958

Varsavia, The New Culture Salon, A Study of Space

1962

Washington, Institute of Contemporary Art

1963

Parigi, Lambert Gallery

1964

Leverkusen, Morsbroich Castle Museum

1965

Berlino, Springer Gallery

1966

Stuttgart, Kunstverein

1970

New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1971

Berkeley, University Art Museum
Fort Worth, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Wojciech Fangor

1974

Chicago, Hokin Gallery

1990

Varsavia, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Retrospective Exhibition - 50 years of painting

1994

Radom, The Museum of Art

2000

Varsavia, Stefan Szydłowski Gallery

2003

Varsavia, Centre for Contemporary Art

2015

Londra, The Mayor Gallery, Wojciech Fangor: Six Paintings From The Sixties

 

SELEZIONE ESPOSIZIONI COLLETTIVE:

1950

Varsavia, National Exhibition of Fine Arts

1951

Varsavia, National Exhibition of Fine Arts

1957

Varsavia, Zachęta National Gallery of Art

1959

Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Polish Painting Now

1961

New York, Museum of Modern Art, 15 Polish Painters

1964

New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1965

New York, Museum of Modern Art; Saint Louis, Saint Louis Art Museum; Seattle, Seattle Art Museum; Pasadena, Norton Simon Museum of Art; Baltimora, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Responsive Eye

1967

Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh International
New York, Museum of Modern Art, The 1960s: Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection

1968

Venezia, Esposizione internazionale d’arte della Biennale di Venezia

1970

Berlino, Neue Nationalgalerie, Eine Bilanz: 1965 - 1969

1974

Ridgefield, Aldrich Museum of Art

1980

New York, Tharp Gallery

1991

Varsavia, National Gallery of Art, Jestesmy – Zacheta

1992

Lione, Musée d’Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon, Łódź : Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi, 1931-1992

1993

Varsavia, Galeria Rzezby, Z Chelmskiej Kolekcji

1994

Varsavia, The National Museum

2002

Slupsk, Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art Slupsk, The Art of Geometry

2006

Varsavia, National Gallery of Art, Polish Painting of the 21st Century

2008

New York, The Greene Naftali Gallery, Painting Now and Forever Part II

2009

Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwing, Gender Check - Rollenbilder in der Kunst Osteuropas

2010

Varsavia, Centre for Contemporary Art, Things evoke feelings

2011

Torun, Centre of Contemporary Art Torun, ThymÓs. The Art Of Anger 1900 – 2011

2012

Cracovia, National Museum in Cracow, Space as play

2013

Dusseldorf, Galerie Hans Mayer, Accrochage

2014

Varsavia, National Gallery of Art, Cosmos Calling! Art and Science In The Long Sixties

2016

Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Eye Attack – Op Art and Kinetic Art 1950 – 1970

2017

Oronsko, Centre of Polish Sculpture, O Potrzebie Tworzenia Widzen - 1929-2017