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100th Anniversary Exhibition – Part Two

2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the Polish-born artist Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz’s birth. A commemorative exhibition of 40 works was mounted at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery in May-June 2018. Although a large exhibition, it was thought more could be shown – … Continue reading

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Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz

Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz was a painter, sculptor, writer, actor, stage designer and theatre director. After arriving in Adelaide in 1950 he was first noticed for his set designs for plays. He made a strong impact on art in South Australia with his forceful expressionist paintings and … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary Exhibition

Opened on 5 May 2018 at 2.30 pm. Opening speaker: Dr Christine Nicholls, Senior Lecturer, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University. An exhibition of work by the late Polish-Australian artist Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz (1918-1999). http://theconversation.com/wlads-worlds-polish-resistance-fighter-slavic-space-age-modernist-legendary-australian-artist-96192 Wlad was trained in Poland … Continue reading

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SJ Ostoja-Kotkowski

Some time ago I photographed the above work, an abstract in oil by the late artist Stan Ostoja-Kotkowski (1927-1994)  in a  private collection in Adelaide.  Since then, a number of new things by the artist have come into my in-tray … Continue reading

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A Visual History – volume two

OTHER SIGNIFICANT ARTISTS As I undertook compiling, editing and designing volume one of the Society’s history in 2016, it became clear that many significant artists could not be accommodated within the framework I had set up in the book to … Continue reading

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Jan Dutkiewicz

JAN DUTKIEWICZ (b. 1911, Stara Sol, Poland, d. Katowice, Poland, 1983)  

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Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz

Upon his arrival in Australia in 1949, Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz’s art was not too experimental: the paintings he managed to execute in Bavaria after the war were solid exercises in landscape, still-life and portraiture, in which he searched to find his … Continue reading

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