Jerzy Duda-Gracz

Jerzy Duda-Gracz (20 March 1941 in Częstochowa – 5 November 2004 in Łagów) was a Polish painter.
He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków in 1968. His work was exhibited in over 187 national and international exhibitions and can be seen at the Polish National Museum in Warsaw, in the museum of the Jagellonian University in Kraków, in the Collegium Maius, the Museum of Earth at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, the Municipal Museum in Ghent, the BAWAG Foundation in Vienna, the Vatican Collection and in galleries and collections in many other countries such as the Louvre in France.Wikipedia

 He was referred to as "insightful satirist" with a sharp journalistic-moralistic program. His painting has always aroused strong emotions. Presenting people with grotesquely deformed bodies and use of symbols, he exposed the human flaws - stupidity, intolerance, hypocrisy, arrogance, laziness, blind fascination with money and American culture.
Each image Duda-Gracz is marked with a number and a date. The artist explained that this documentation was to be initially factor in disciplining young painter. After years it turned out to be very useful in tracking down fakes.Wikipedia

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