Who is Jerzy Nowosielski?

Jerzy Nowosielski (January 7, 1923 – February 21, 2011) was a Kraków-born Polish painter, graphic artist, scenographer, and illustrator.

He was capably known for his religious compositions (wall paintings, iconostases, polychromies) in the Orthodox Churches in Kraków, Białystok and Jelenia Góra, the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Cross at Wesoła, the Franciscan Church in the Azory district of Kraków, and the Greek Catholic Church in Lourdes, France. Nowosielski designed and erected the Church of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Biały Bór.

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He with painted portraits, landscapes, still life, and abstract pictures. His works are found in Polish museums and moreover in private collections in Canada, the USA, and Germany. In 1993 he was awarded a prize by the Polish cultural start Wielka Fundacja Kultury and acknowledged an honorary doctorate from the Jagiellonian University in 2000.

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