Portrait Painting Firm S.I. Witkiewicz / Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz - Witkacy (1885-1939)
The only one in Poland and in the world permanent exhibition of works of this original and interesting artist; about 120-125 works as well as photographs, letters, first editions of books; script by Teresa Skórowa, arranged by Mieczysław Łaźny; 2 halls measuring 154 meters square; the exhibition is partially changed on a yearly basis.
The exhibition includes over 100 pastel portraits, most of which were drawn as part of operation of Portrait Company "S.I.Witkiewicz", a few oil paintings and a few drawings. The works from 1904-1924 are presented in chronological order, the portraits by the company in typological order (depending on type contained in the Company Regulations, iconographic type, at times on the person on the portrait). The viewer has the chance to get to know works representative for all phases of Witkacys creative activity (from the period of his youth to the portraits painted during last months of his life). The collected documentary materials (photographs, books) provide an opportunity to get to know the artists rich creative personality.
Text: Beata Zgodzińska