He commenced his higher education in 1922 at the University of Poznań's department of Law and Economics. A year later, he joined the Music Conservatory in Poznań, where he studied playing string instruments. In 1925, he took up studies in the Private Institute of Fine Arts of Adam Hanytkiewicz and J. Kubowicz. During the Second World War, Lenica lived with his family in Kraków, where he made friends with the painter Jerzy Kujawski. Thanks to him, Lenica became interested in surrealism and joined in the activities of Kraków's avant-garde circles concentrated around Tadeusz Kantor.
In 1962, the artist was awarded the Main Prize at the 1st Festival of Contemporary Polish Painting in Szczecin.
Lenica's works belong to the collections of, among others, National Museums in Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań, Szczecin, the Art Museum in Łódź, and numerous private collections in Poland and abroad.
Author: Ewa Gorządek, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, March 2006, transl. Ania Micińska, November 2015 (culture.pl )