Danuta Pol-Stralkowski was born in Warsaw, Poland.
After graduating from the International Trade Department of the Warsaw Academy of Economics, she has attended the Warsaw Academy of Arts.
1981 - short before the Marshall Law was introduced in Poland - she has left her country for Austria, where, 1986, she was granted the Austrian citizenship.
1991 she has received from the Polish government a Medal for Special Achievements in the area of Art and Culture.
What is it what makes Danuta Stralkovski's paintings different from the others? For once it is her courage to stay realistic and positive in her art. It takes a lot of courage to stay a realist in times, in which the abstract art is being taken more seriously than any other. It also takes a lot of courage to adore life on canvas in times, in which critics expect a serious artist to express rather negative feelings, negative sides of life.
Danuta chooses themes, which have been chosen by many artists before, but she has her own style, she remains original in her art. Portraits, ballet scenes or flowers created with various techniques never remind us of any known works.
Danuta's landscapes are often as sensual as only a nude can be and her nudes have often the freshness of a landscape, make us almost taste the purity of the nature.
Also the colours surprise us very often - after seeing a few of Danuta's paintings one might think: she likes to use pastel tones and at this very moment he gets surprised, because in the next series of paintings she uses very strong tones in contexts, in which she used some very soft before.
She uses the brush techniques of the Impressionists, but this she does using the strong colours of the Expressionists and vice versa - Danuta Stralkovski combines different elements of different styles (usually of: the impressionism, the expressionism and the realism) in order to create her own.
In her early works she has showed us though, that she can create purely impressionist or purely expressionist or realistic paintings. She also proved her great techniques knowledge while she copied some of the old renaissance paintings and portraits.
Danuta Pol-Stralkowski runs her own art gallery in Dürnstein open every year
from April until November.
A-3601 Dürnstein Nr. 2 (Schloss Hotel), Open daily 10a.m. - 6p.m.
Tel +43 (0)2711 21255, +43 (0)69911 694528, Tel
+43 (0)2734 7021, E-mail
- 1981 S-Gallery Langenlois
- 1982 Atelier Gallery Langenlois
- 1983 Stift Altenburg
- 1984 V-Gallery Krems
- 1985 S-Gallery Zwettl
- 1985 Gallery Violetta Vienna
- 1986 United Art Gallery Vienna
- 1986 Gallery Mercedeshof Baden
- 1986 Gothikhalle Langenlois
- 1988 Art & Beauty Center Vienna
- 1988 United Art Gallery Vienna
- 1989 S-Gallery Horn
- 1989 Polish Institute Vienna
- 1990 S-Gallery Krems
- 1990 Atelier Gallery Langenlois
- 1992 Artmuseum Braunau
- 1993 Ellmau
- 1993 Artfair Villach
- 1994 Polish Institute Vienna
- 1995 Gallery Spychala Vienna
- 1996 Kunstmuseum Rapperswill Switzerland
- 1997 Polish Institute Vienna
- 1997 Austrian Chamber of Commerce Gallery Vienna
- 1998 Art Gallery Durnstein
- 1998 S-Gallery Vienna
- 1998 Contact Gallery Warsaw
- 1999 Contact Gallery Warsaw
- 2000 RZB Vienna
- 2001 Art Galerie Dürnstein