Józef Sękowski

In 1966 He graduated with honors from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, where he remained as a research and teaching worker for many years. In 1995 he was awarded the title of full professor. In the years 1978–2002 he was the dean of the Faculty of Sculpture. In the years 2002–2005 he was vice-rector of the Academy of Fine Arts.

Many renowned contemporary artists grew up under his wings, including Mariola Wawrzusiak – a sculptor appreciated in Poland and abroad, current lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.

Józef Murzyn said about the artist’s work: “The artist’s rich imagination and skill in creating syntheses, abbreviations and formal metaphors greatly helped the artist build the original grammar of his sculptural formulations. from the native environment in which he was born and grew, which defined the foundations of his dynamically constituting world-image “.

Józef Sękowski is one of the most outstanding Polish sculptors. His work enjoys great esteem in Poland – to mention highly awarded monuments (Stanisław Wyspiański in Biecz or Rafał Czerwiakowski in Kraków) – and in the world. The artist takes part in the most important exhibitions and his works are in public and private collections in Poland, France, USA, Sweden and Germany.