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Poster Museum, Warsaw-Wilanow, Poland



"Four From Wilanow"
Warsaw, Poland - 1976

"The Speaker," 1974. 20" x 30" engraving

"Invasion," 1975, Painting based on engraved base. The following color slides and reproductions are excellent examples of Sawka works that fuse printing and painting techniques. He was awarded the Oscar de la Peinture at the International Painting Festival, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France in 1975 for these works. The works have some very political themes.

"Avanti," 1976. Painting based on engravings

"The New Perspective," 1976. Painted engravings forming a large panel.

"My Great Theater," 1972. Big panel formed from 84 engravings.

Artistically, this show was crucial to an entire generation of artists. Its political impact was such that Sawka was exiled. These photos, taken from the magazine Projekt, show the wild atmosphere of this installation of four individual exhibitions, entitled Four from Wilanow. The Four were: - J.J. Aleksiun - J. Czerniawski - J. Sawka - E. Stankiewicz

Jan Sawka, 1976.Four from Wilanow Show

"The Speaker," 1976. Hand colored engraving

"My Home is my Castle," 1974. Handcolored engraving. Some surprising studies of America are present, although Sawka had never visited the United States. This motif continues through works later made in Paris between 1976 - 1977

"The Photographer," 1974. Etching

"We Have Everything," 1976. Handcolored engraving

"My Portrait," 1974. Handcolored engraving

"Stations of the Cross," 1975. 12-panel composition based on a single engraving

"To Leonard Cohen," 1974. Handcolored engraving, stencil

"To Sted," 1974. Engraving, stencil-plate

"We Know Who You Are," 1975. Handcolored engraving

List of Exhibitions

  •The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, California State University San Bernardino
  •The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, NY

  •The National Museum in Krakow, Poland
  •Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, USA

  •The Stevenson Library, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA

  •Red Eft Gallery, Wurtsboro, NY, USA
  •Utopian Direction, Warwick, NY, USA

  •International Poster Center, New York City, USA
  •Mohonk Arts Center, High Falls, New York, USA

  •Ocean View Arts Center, Amagansett, NY, USA

  •ACA Galleries, New York City, USA

  •The Gallery Above, Woodstock, NY, USAA

  •Polish Cultural Institute, London, UK

  •Zabrze Municipal Museum, Zabrze, Poland
  •Sawka-Sato, Galeria Centrum, Katowice, Poland
  •Galeria Miejska, Tarnow, Poland

  •Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  •Kosciuszko Foundation, New York City, USA

   •Pecs Galeria, Pecs, Hungary
   •Graphic Art Gallery 360, Tokyo, Japan

   •Striped House Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

   •Atrium Gallery, Connecticut State University, Storrs, CT, USA
   •ACM Theater, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan

   •Carolyn Hill Gallery, New York City, USA
   •National Museum, Gdansk, Poland
   •Science and Art Museum, Prague, Czechoslovakia
   •BWA Bielsko-Biala, Bielsko-Bialo, Poland
   •International Arts Pavilion, Expo’92, Seville, Spain
   •Queens Museum, New York City, USA
   •Creation Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
   •National Museum, Wroclaw, Poland

   •Samuel Dorsky Gallery, New York City, USA
   •De Andino Fine Arts Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
   •National Gallery Zacheta, Warsaw, Poland
   •National Museum, Cracow, Poland
   •Starmach Gallery, Cracow, Poland
   •Hassel and Haeseler Gallery, Denver, CO, USA
   •Galerie Lefor-Openo, Paris, France
   •Fort Collins Museum of Art, Ft. Collins, CO, USA
   •Poster Museum, Warsaw-Wilanow, Poland

   •Tyler Art Gallery, SUNY, Oneonta, NY, USA
   •Nicolaysen Museum of Art, Casper, Wyoming, USA
   •Arvada Center of the Arts, Arvada, CO, USA
   •Brno Municipal Theater Gallery, Brno, Czechoslavakia
   •MASC Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

   •Samuel Dorsky Gallery, New York, USA
   •Dowd Fine Arts Center, SUNY Cortland, NY, USA
   •SUNY New Paltz Art Gallery, New Paltz, NY, USA

   •Di Laurenti Gallery, New York City, USA
   •La Salle, Aosta, Italy

   •Samuel Beckett Theater, New York City, USA   
   •Rizzoli Bookstore and Gallery, New York City, USA   
   •Anca Colbert Gallery, Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, TX, USA
   •Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, TX, USA  

   •Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York City, USA   
   •Pratt Manhattan Center, New York City, USA   
   •112 Green Street Space, New York City, USA   
   Samuel Beckett Theater, New York City, USA  

   •Albany Academy Gallery, Albany, New York, USA
   •Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, TX, USA

   •Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
   •Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York City, USA   

   •Andre Zarre Gallery, New York City, USA
   •Ana Sklar Gallery, , Miami, Florida, USA
   •IMF Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA

   •Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

   •Poster Museum, Warsaw-Wilanow, Poland  
   •Kochanowski Theater, Opole, Poland

   •Lillian Heidenberg Gallery, New York City, USA
   •Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

   •9th International Painting Festival, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
   •Art Directors Club, New York City, USA  
   •Musee D'Art Moderne, Paris, France
   •Otto Nagel Haus, East Berlin, East Germany
   •Galerie Noire, Paris, France   
   •Galerie Lefor-Openo, Saint Cloud, France
   •Galerie Pulchri Studio, The Hague, Netherlands
   •Dubins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

   •International Design Conference, Aspen, CO, USA
   •Poster Museum, Warsaw-Wilanow, Poland   
   •BWA Opole, Opole, Poland

   •Caracas Art Festival, Caracas, Venezuela
   •FAMA Festival, Swinoujscie, Poland
   •Stodola Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

   •BWA Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
   •Helsinki University Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

   •Lausanne Cultural Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland
   •Art 7 Festival, Palermo, Italy

   •Budapest University Gallery, Budapest, Hungary   
   •International Festival of Young Art, York, United Kingdom



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