Henryk Burzec (2.1k)

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   Henryk Burzec was born on 21st February 1919, in Miedzyrzec Podlaski and died on 31st October 2005 in Zakopane.. In 1936 Burzec came to Zakopane where he studied the techniques of the sculptural arts in the Wood Industry School. After the II world war he entered the Academy Of Fine Arts in Cracow. His sculpture teacher was one of the greatest Polish artists professor Xawery Dunikowski. Burzec cooperated with Dunikowski on several occasions, eg at the Silesian Insurgents' Monument or at the creation of "heads" for coffered ceilings in the Wawel Castle.

   In 1954 Henryk Burzec settled in Zakopane where in 1987 he opened his own art gallery at 14 Piaseckiego Street. Burzec gathered in his gallery several dozens of works - both sculptures and pictures. He creates sacral art, too - there are his sculptures in churches in Krynica, Ruptawa, Leszczyny and Miedzybrodzie Zywieckie. Henryk Burzec also designed and executed almost the entire interior of churches in Mrzezyno, Knurów and Brzeczkowice-Myslowice. Besides, many Polish towns possess sculptures in open air, monuments and mosaics of Burzec's authorship.

   In 1999 the 20th General Congress of ZPAP'S Delegates in Torun awarded Henryk Burzec the highest Golden Medal of The Polish Union of Artists for special contributions to art and significant share in the field of honorary services for the benefit of Polish artists.

   Burzec expresses humanistic content of his sculptures and paintings by means of symbols, allegory and abstract forms. Through his works he reflects upon human existence, expresses his admiration for the beauty of the world. Except sculpture and painting he is also fascinated by cinema. In 1969 the prestigious first prize was awarded to Burzec's film "Nectary" judged best of the All-Polish Festival for Amateur Filmmakers in Wroclaw.


    Selected realizations:

    - plain-air sculptures and monuments:

  • Kielce - "Motherhood"
  • Lodz - "Sprig", "Basket-ball", "Putting the Shot", "Dance", " Kiss", "Holidays", "Fruit", "Spring";
  • Mielec - "Dancer", "Runners", "Flight", fountain "Dolphins", "Putter", "Joy of Life";
  • Mrzyglod - the monument "To the heroes Of January uprising";
  • Ochotnica Dolna - monument "To polish partisans and victims of fascism";
  • Stadniki - monument of Leon Dehon - the patron of the missionary seminar in Stadniki;
  • Zakopane - "Pegasus", "Orbits", " Shepherd", "The son of skies", "Morning", "The mountaineer's family", "Dance", "Spacewoman", "Rocket", "Millennium", monument "To the creators of Polish scouting - Andrzej Malkowski and Olga Malkowska"

    - mosaics:

  • Mielec - the mosaic in the Municipal House of Culture;
  • Myszkow - the mosaic in the interior of the swimming -pool in the Municipal Centre of Sport and Recreation;
  • Zakopane - the mosaic in the interior of the Central Post-Office

    Individual exhibitions of sculpture and paintings:

  • 1963 - BWA, Zakopane
  • 1967 - Institutional House of Culture, Mielec
  • 1976 - 30th anniversary of artistic work - BWA, Zakopane
  • 1977 - TPPR, Zakopane
  • 1977 - BWA, Mielec
  • 1977 - BWA, Rzeszów
  • 1979 - BWA, Bialystok
  • 1980 - Zacheta, Warsaw
  • 1980 - Centrum Propagandy Sztuki, Lódz
  • 1984 - PSP, Zakopane
  • 1984 - Stoleczny Klub Garnizonowy Nr 2, Warszawa
  • 1985 - Gallery "Dawna Synagoga", Nowy Sacz
  • 1998 - sculpture exhibition on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of artistic work - Zamek Kazimierzowski, Sandomierz
    Selected group exhibitions:
  • 1951 - exhibition of Polish students' works (prize) - Berlin, German Democratic Republic
  • 1955 - Regional Autumnal Exhibition of Fine Arts - TPSP, Cracow
  • 1955 - regional exhibition on the occasion of 10th anniversary of ZPAP's Sculpture (1945-1955) - Palac Sztuki, Cracow
  • 1957 - exhibition of young artists from ZPAP's Cracovian section - Palac Sztuki, Cracow
  • 1957 - qualifying demonstration of sculpture from ZPAP's Cracovian section for the general exhibition of sculpture in 1958 year - TPSP, Cracow
  • 1958 - exhibition of artists from Zakopane - (purchase by the Ministry of Culture and Art) - BWA, Zakopane
  • 1958 - exhibition of artists from Cracow - The Norwegian Society of the Fine Arts' Friends - Oslo (then Bergen, Narvik, Stavanger)
  • 1959 - 2nd General Exhibition of Graphics and Drawing - Zacheta, Warsaw
  • 1963 - "50 years of Zakopane Fine Arts 1912-1962" - BWA, Zakopane
  • 1966 - general plain-air exhibition "Sculptural Meeting" - Wzgórze Zamkowe, Kielce
  • 1966 - general exhibition "Against War" (the prize in the division of painting) - BWA, Lublin
  • 1967 - "General Exhibition of Sculpture" - Zacheta, Warsaw
  • 1969 - general competition "Man and Work in People's Poland" (2nd prize in the section of sculpture) Zacheta, Warsaw
  • 1971 - "Against war" - Art Gallery, Karlove Vary, Czechoslovakia
  • 1973 - "Zakopane - the Fine Arts 1909-1973" - BWA, Cracow
  • 1974 - plain-air exhibition "Sculpture Gallery Of Lódz" - Avenue ZMP, Lódz
  • 1977 - "Musical Impressions in The Fine Arts" - BWA, Zakopane
  • 1977 - "South Poland's Sculpture of the Year" - BWA, Cracow
  • 1977 - exhibition of Polish art - Centre of the Polish Culture, Vienna, Austria
  • 1978 - general exhibition "400 works in 400th anniversary of Zakopane" - BWA, Zakopane
  • 1984 - exhibition of the Society "Sztuka Podhalanska" - Bayonne, France; Liptowski Mikolasz, Czechoslovakia
  • 1989 - exhibition of the Society "Sztuka Podhalanska" - Siegen, Germany; Anglet, France; San Sebastian, Spain
  • 1989 - "For Peace" - exhibition to commemorate the outbreak of the II World War - BWA, Zakopane
  • 1993 - "1st Eko-Expo Exhibition" - Technikum Hotelarskie, Zakopane
  • 1994 - exhibition in the connection with "The Week of Christian Culture" - BWA, Zakopane
  • 1997 - exhibition presenting sculpture and tapestry of Zakopane artists - BWA, Zakopane
  • From 1985 - participation in annual exhibitions of The Society "Sztuka Podhalanska" - BWA, Zakopane

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