Witold (K) Kaczanowski (1932- )
About Witold (K) Kaczanowski (1932- )
Well known Polish/American artist. Moved to NYC in 1968. Now lives in Colorado, since 1980.
This painting is clear representation of “People” period that started in 1959 and continues until present days.
Condition is excellent.
38”h x 60”w
Signed and dated 1970 lower right.
EDUCATION & PERSONAL INFORMATION
- Born in Warsaw, Poland
- Studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Warsaw.
- Was sent to Paris in 1964 by the Polish Ministry of Culture. Smuggled manuscripts of dissident writers from Poland and the Soviet Union into the West. Recieved award from American Congress for the Freedom of Culture, Paris (1964), but was not allowed to return to Poland for many years.
Moved to New York in 1968. Relocated to California in 1969 and opened his first studio/gallery in Beverly Hills. Also lived and worked in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Houston, Texas. Has been a resident of Denver, Colorado, since 1980.
HIGHLIGHTS OF PROFESSIONAL CAREER
- Has collaborated with Los Alamos scientist Dr. Stirling Colgate and his team to create a "Black Hole" sculpture with explosives (1973-present).
- Created set design for "Jumpstart Ballet," performed in Denver and Aspen: A Trilogy: Light, Time & Space (2001).
- Created stage design for Cité Sans Sommeil, a play by Jean Tardieu, performed at the University of Colorado at Denver (2001).
- Painting Solitude was reproduced on poster for Denver International Film Festival (1996).
- Painting Counterpoint was reproduced on program cover and poster for Aspen Music Festival (1992).
Several paintings commissioned by Stewart Title Insurance Company, Aspen, Colorado; New York, New York; and Houston, Texas (1977).
Commissioned by the Houston Chamber of Commerce to create a giant jigsaw puzzle (225 ft. long, 9 ft. high, cut into 1,400 pieces). The puzzle was assembled by the public and exhibited in front of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
Several paintings commissioned by the Van Dyke Oil Company, Houston Texas (1975). Commissioned to create several sculptures and paintings for the Headquarters of Conoco Oil Company, Houston Texas (1974). Europe (1958-61).