Stefan Jan Chabrowski (born on December 23rd in Czestochowa), a painter, a brother of the poet Tadeusz Chabrowski. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, at the Department of Painting and Graphics under the guidance of prof. Jan Świderski and prof. Mieczysław Wejman. He made his debut in 1963 at the Baccacio Gallery in Rome. On the beginning he started to create abstract works, but under the influence of his teacher – a colorist painter Jan Świderski, he began to paint realistic paintings, landscapes in particular, which became his specialty. In addition to paint landscapes he also does still lifes and portraits. (Source: Wikipedia)
Jerzy Duda-Gracz (born March 20, 1941 in Częstochowa, died November 5, 2004 in Łagów), a Polish painter, stage designer and teacher. Graduated from the National Art School in Czestochowa and the Graphics Department of the University of Fine Arts in Katowice, where he received a diploma in 1968.
He taught there until 1982. He lectured at the European Academy of Arts in Warsaw, he also worked as a professor at the Silesian University in Katowice.
He died of a heart attack during a plein-air painting in Łagów. (Source: Wikipedia)
Jacek Łydżba he was born in 1966 roku in Włoszczowa. Between 1985 - 1989 he studied Art at the Pedagogical University in Czestochowa. From 1989 to 1994 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He graduated with honors from the Faculty of Graphic Arts in the Poster Design Studio of Professor Maciej Urbaniec. Since 1995 he has worked as an assistant at the Pedagogical University in Czestochowa, where he lives with his family. In 1999 he was nominated for the "Paszport Polityki" award.
In 2002, he received his Ph.D. and was employed as a lecturer at the Pedagogical University. He works in the Graphic Design Studio.
In 2004 he was elected deputy director of the Institute of Fine Arts at the Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa.
In 2006 awarded by the Mayor of Częstochowa. He is the Vice President of the Regional Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts in Czestochowa.
Stanisław Łyszczarz (born on March 22nd 1930 in Lichwin – died on November 7th 1991 in Czestochowa) – an artist, painter, sculptor. After completing his studies, he settled in Czestochowa where he worked as a teacher of ceramics and painting at National High School of Fine Arts, and later at the Department of Art Education at Pedagogical Academy in Czestochowa, where he was named a professor of the same department and he became a head of the Division of Sculpture.
Jerzy JOTKA Kędziora was born in 1947 in Czestochowa, Poland. He graduated from the High School of Fine Arts in Czestochowa and the National Academy of Fine Arts. He expresses his versatility through a wide range of fine art disciplines - from drawing, painting and advertisement graphics, through ceramics, medal art and spatial composition, to the theatrical scenography and usable forms - the artist's artistic talents are highly appreciated among international fine arts experts and critics. He has won numerous awards in some of the most important competitions and exhibitions, both in his own country and around the world. JOTKA is a member of the World Movement of Sculpture Symposiums. Currently, he also holds the office of the Vice President of Polish Sculptors and regularly represents the Grants of the Polish Ministry of Culture and Art. His art is complete, original and meaningful in sculpture as well as in the architectonic design of sculpture monuments. In his work, he focuses on the kinetic properties of sculpture. JOTKA presented his work at many international exhibitions and his art is exhibited in many galleries and museums in Poland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy and USA. (Source: http://jerzykedziora.com/)
Stanisław Markowski (born on May 8th 1949 in Czestochowa) – photographer, documentalist, lecturer at Cracow School of Theater. He debuted in 1971 with two exhibitions of photographs: “Klimaty Krakowa” and “Przedmieście”, dedicated to his childhood neighborhood in Czestochowa called Zawodzie. Between 1972-1974 he ran a photography studio at the Museum of Jagiellonian University under the guidance of prof. Karol Estreicher. Between 1974-1975 he was an instructor of photography at the Youth Cultural Center in Nowa Huta. Since 1975 he is a freelance photographer, between 1975-1977 he was a photojournalist for National Publishing Agency. Since 1977 he is a member of the Union of Polish Photographers. He collected and revealed unknown photographic and phonographic materials including the ones from December 1970. He took photos during the so called “black march” in May 1977 after the death of Stanisław Pyjas, all the pilgrimages of Pope John Paul II to his homeland, a strike in the Gdańsk Shipyard of Lenin in August 1980, the beginning of martial law, the demonstrations in Cracow and Nowa Huta, the funeral of Jerzy Popiełuszko. In the years 1980-1989 he worked with “Tygodnik Powszechny”, and until today he works for weekly newspaper “Niedziela”. (Source: Wikipedia and Encyklopedia Solidarności)
Jacek Pałucha (born 1966 in Częstochowa) – a Polish painter, singer and songwriter. He graduated from the High School of Henryk Sienkiewicz in Częstochowa and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (1993, Department of Painting in the studio of Professor Wieslaw Szamborski).
He was the founder and leader of the rock band Formacja Nieżywych Schabuff. Between 1982-1989 he was the singer, songwriter and leader of this band. Later he was the singer and leader of bands Furmanka, Superpałka i Najeźdźcy z kosmosu and Superpałka 2. He played the main character in the film “Balanga” (1993) directed by Łukasz Wylężałek.
Currently his satirical drawings are published in the Friday's Częstochowa section of Gazeta Wyborcza. He had exhibitions in Germany, USA (Chicago), France and Poland. He is also the author of the album cover for “Spokojnie” by Kult. His current occupations are painting, gardening and philosophing.(Source: Wikipedia)
Wojciech Prażmowski (born in 1948 in Czestochowa) – a Polish photographer, one of the most famous photographers outside the country, a representative of creative photography mainstream. A graduate of the Academy of Photography in Brno (1972-1975). Since 1977 a member of the Union of Polish Artists Photographers, lecturer of photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan until academic year of 2002-2003, he also teaches the art of film at the Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theater in Łódź and at the School of Photography in Warsaw. A participant of national and international exhibitions, including 1 Ars Baltica Fototriennale “The End of Utopia”, he presented his works for example in Japan. His personal exhibitions are “Family Album”, “Hundred Photos”, “White-Red-Black”. His muse is Zofia Rydet. Themes of work: the story of time passing, especially in everyday life. The works of Wojciech Prażmowski take form of collages and installations. He is an ardent supporter of traditional photographic techniques, with a big distance to digital photography.
He played a character in a documentary movie of Łukasz Wylezalek called “Portret wewnętrzny” and is an author of photos and graphic project of a record of Yanina under the same title that contains a song from this movie.
Tomasz “Senti” Sętowski (born on June 14th 1961 in Czestochowa) – an artist, a graduate of IV High School of H. Sienkiewicz in Czestochowa and of WSP in Czestochowa.He is considered by many art critics as one of the most interesting Polish contemporary artists, while at the same time he is a beneficiary of commercial success. He is classed as a creator of artistic mainstream called “magical realism”. He specializes in oil painting, and in recent years also in graphics and sculpture. He has presented his work at numerous exhibitions for example at “Polish Surrealists” and at Fantastic Art Museum in Switzerland and at CFM Gallery in New York. He is and author of several individual shows i.e. in New York, Las Vegas and Dubai. His painting was widely published in journals, mostly in “Fantstyka”. Sętowski's paintings are in public and private collections of Teresa Żylis-Gara and Bogusław Kaczyński. A reproduction of one of his images was used as a book cover of “The Ship” of Waldemar Łysiak. Sętowski founded the Museum of Imagination – an art gallery of his works in Czestochowa. It is his workshop and also a meeting place with an original interior design which makes a perfect opportunity to talk with the artist and which is one of touristic attractions of the city. Sętowski published two albums of his work: “Theater of Magic” and “Museum of Imagination”. (Source: www.artinfo.pl)