Stanisław FijałkowskiBORN 1922, Zdołbunów na Wołyniu
Fijałkowski mentions Władysław Strzemiński as his most important teacher. Fijałkowski’s work, especially that from the late 1950s, was also inspired by the achievements of Pablo Picasso. The artist is not only a painter and graphic artist, he has also translated into Polish the theoretical works of Vasili Kandinsky. Fijałkowski is a graduate of the National Graduate School for the Arts in Łodź, where he earned a degree in Ludwik Tyrowicz’s graphic arts studio in 1951. In the years 1947-1993, he taught at his alma mater, becoming a full professor in 1983. He has taught visiting professorships at art schools in Mons, Marburg, and Giessen. He represented Poland at the São Paulo Biennale (1969) and the Venice Biennale (1972).