Lubomir Tomaszewski

"Born in 1923, alumnus of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. Student of the Warsaw University of Technology, is an extraordinary artist, searching for his own artistic way. Ambitious, he aims at creating art nobody else has ever created. He is a representative of experimental realism, a versatile sculptor and painter in love with music, nature and women beauty. He inherited his remarkable humanistic and musical talent from his mother, whereas from his father he inherited his technical and engineering talent. Thanks to this exceptional mixture of genes, Tomaszewski combines an engineer’s approach to nature and human beings with the ability to uncover the human soul. He knew he was an artist from the very beginning. He learned to paint before he could even talk: he made his first realistic drawing at the age of two and a half. The complicated course of events led him to settle down in New York region, the city became his new home, where he could find his way to artistic freedom and fame. He has over 150 individual and group exhibitions around the world to his credit. His works decorate the private studies and houses of Lawrence Rockefeller’s family and of the former President of the United States Jimmy Carter.

Lubomir Tomaszewski creates using three different kinds of media: sculpture, paintings “painted with fire” and porcelain. As a sculptor, he uses ready fragments given by nature: stones or rocks, pieces of wood and bark, and combines them with metal or glass to create unique representations of animals, figures or forest spirits. As a painter, instead of a brush, he uses a torch. The technique of painting with fire and smoke offers not only amazing expression possibilities: it makes it possible to achieve the effect of lightness and dynamism, but also an amazing force of expression. No paint can produce such results. What makes the paintings so captivating is their ethereality and power that has a strong impact on the viewers and touches their emotions. Tomaszewski has been mastering this technique for over 20 years.
While creating porcelain figurines, Professor Tomaszewski approaches the subject with great passion, as he treats them as small sculptures. He works on his own unique style and believes that by designing small-scale sculptures he gives people something beautiful, with modern shapes, something that increases the aesthetic level of the society. His adventure with porcelain figures started in the 1950s in the Institute of Industrial Design, where he used to work.
LubomirTomaszewski’s excellent education, his talent and his extraordinary abilities to observe nature and contemporary art led him to found an international artistic movement: he is the spiritual father and the leader of the Emotionalists, a group established in 1994, formed of painters, sculptors, designers, photographers, dancers and musicians.
The New York Times called him “a motion sculptor”.(

"Tomaszewski's pieces represent the best quality of form and great aesthetical subtlety. This is really traditional, original, and humanistic art. Art which glorifies nature and mankind with its wisdom, strength, and beauty, It is transcendent art, based on artist's experience, education, and talent. Tomaszewski who comes from the family of artist (Bartlomiejczyks), graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, in 1953 and soon established himself as one of the country best known product design specialists. He came to the United States in 1966 and became a professor of the Department of Commercial and Interior Design in Bridgeport University, Connecticut. During all these years he was improving his skills and cultivating his admiration for the traditional values of Fine Arts. Finally, like in the old masters work he was able to show in his sculptures something metaphysical which makes his work deeply powerful. He was never a subject of the art critics in Poland, but he was well recognized in the United States in early 1970s, even though, he did not belong to any avant-garde movement. He always stays in a shadow, being a very modest and sensitive person, but his works can be found in the most important private and museum collections "(

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