Stefan GierowskiBORN 1925, Częstochowa
Gierowski debuted in 1955, showing his paintings in the legendary exhibition Against War, Against Fascism at the Arsenał in Warsaw. He soon became associated with the Krzywe Koło Gallery. His style at the time was dominated by figurativeness; the artist was fascinated by post-cubism. From 1957, he started paintings abstractions, which he called Paintings and numbered with successive Roman numerals. His works show traits of both informal abstraction and post-constructivist art, and discuss the phenomenon of the visual image itself. Gierowski taught painting for many years at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.