Hardback192 PagesSize: 260 x 252 x 23 mm
ISBN: 9780853318705Publication: September 28, 2002

Passion and Paradox

The Art of Stanislaw Frenkiel

Anthony Dyson

£50.00 GBP

  • First book on the Polish artist Stanislaw Frenkiel
  • Beautifully produced and contains eighty colour images and 36 black and whites
  • Includes a reproduction of a selection of Frenkiel's suite of 135 Beirut Drawings (1944-1947)


Passion and Paradox is the first book to address the life and work of Stanislaw Frenkiel (1918-2001), a painter dedicated to figurative expression. His studies began in Cracow, his home city, but were interrupted by the Second World War, in the course of which he was imprisoned in Russia and later served in the Allied Forces. His studies were resumed after the war: his fine art training being complemented by Frenkiel's graduation in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute.

Frenkiel exhibited widely, showing his work in numerous countries including the UK, Poland and the United States and his works feature in collections such as the British Museum and the National Museums of Cracow, Lodz and Gdansk. He was also widely collected. Alongside his artistic achievements he held important academic seats at the University of London, where he was an Emeritus Reader, and at the Cracow Academy of Fine Art, where he was an Honorary Professor.

Supported by eighty colour illustrations and over 30 black-and-images, Passion and Paradox is both an insightful and visually stunning overview of a prolific and respected artist.

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