The Artist

Józef Krzysztof Oraczewski, one of the greatest living Polish artists, is the creator of many original spatial realizations and series of paintings, including large-format, monumental works that he has shown at more than fifty exhibitions around the world.

He had his great presentations at the Bochum Museum in Germany, the Herclye Museum in Israel, the Errenhof Museum in Germany, as well as the Museum in Frombork and the National Museum in Kielce. He exhibited in galleries from New York to Moscow presenting his works at joint exhibitions with world-famous artists sich as Andy Warhol, Caesar Manrique, Wilfried Polke, Victor Vasarely and Andreas von Weizsacker.

His paintings are in collections of such celebrities as, among others, Saint John Paul II, President Ronald Regan, President Johannes Rau, Chancellor Hans Dietrich Gencher.

Józef Krzysztof Oraczewski – biography

  • 1951 – born in Warsaw
  • 1975 – graduated from Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts with all honours and distinctions
  • 1977 – diploma of the Postgraduate Course of Theatre and Film Scenography (studies with Prof. Józef Szajna)
  • Participation in numerous collective exhibitions at home and abroad
  • The artist has had more than 40 individual exhibitions, such as:

– Exhibition in Ehrenhof (Düsseldorf), hailed as the largest presentation of a Polish artist’s works in Germany (1997)
– Exhibition in SARP Gallery in Warsaw, Poland – attracted the record numer of 3.500 visitors (1990)

Highly regarded among contemporary Polish painters; his works can be found in the collections of numerous museums.

Józef Krzysztof Oraczewski

Józef Krzysztof Oraczewski


Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta

A Polish state decoration granted for artistic achievements and contribution to artistic life (1999)

  • ambassador of Polish art in every place where he implements his artistic visions and dreams;
  • creates easel paintings, large-format works, drawings and graphics;
  • his most important works are spatial installations, to which he owes the reputation of an international authority on this discipline of art;
  • deeply dedicated to the task of conveying his own ideas and opinions in the context of developments in Europe and worldwide;
  • His works are meant to have a positive impact on the audience, opening the viewers up to themselves;
  • He does not mean to be iconoclastic or aggressive in his art.

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