Caziel  (British/Polish, 1906-1988) 


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Caziel, WC420 - Composition


WC420 - Composition
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Caziel, WC645, Abstract Composition


WC645, Abstract Composition

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Caziel, WC390 - Abstract Composition


WC390 - Abstract Composition
circa 1951

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Caziel, WC146 - Architectonic Composition


WC146 - Architectonic Composition
circa 1952

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Caziel, WC281 - Mont Sainte Victoire


WC281 - Mont Sainte Victoire
circa 1944

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Caziel, WC426 - Composition 4.06.1955


WC426 - Composition 4.06.1955

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Caziel, WC345 - Abstract Composition


WC345 - Abstract Composition
circa 1948

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Caziel, WC040 - Composition no.30


WC040 - Composition no.30

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Caziel, WC618 - Architectonic Composition


WC618 - Architectonic Composition
circa 1949

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Caziel, Composition abstraite


Composition abstraite, 1952
oil on canvas


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Caziel, Still life with fruit


Still life with fruit
oil on canvas


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Caziel, Still life with bowl of fruit


Still life with bowl of fruit
oil on canvas


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1906   Born in Sosnowiec, Poland, on 16th June.
1914 - 1920   Spent his childhood and youth moving around in Russia, as his family escaped from the advancing German forces and subsequently had to hide from the Communists.
1931 - 1936   Studied painting at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts; met Jewish painter Lutka Pink.
1932 - 1937   Exhibited at Loza Wolnomalarska (Lodge of Free Painters).
1937   Won a State Scholarship to Italy and Paris; settled with Lutka Pink in Paris.
1939   Married Lutka Pink; volunteered for the Polish Army in France
1940   After France signed the Armistice with Germany, the Polish army was disbanded and all Polish soldiers were advised to make their way to the South of France or Spain.
1941   Caziel and Lutka were sheltered by Blaise Cendrars in Aix-en-Provence before being moved by the French Resitance to the Auvergne.
1944 - 1946   Caziel and Lutka back in Aix-en-Provence.
1946   Moved to Paris
1946   Caziel and Lutka moved back to Paris. Despite being promised important teaching posts as well as state sponsorship for his work by the Polish authorities, Caziel chose to stay in Paris, to protect Lutka from the shock of having to return to the country where she lost all her relatives in Auschwitz.
1946   Designed the Polish Pavilion for UNESCO International Exhibition of Modern Art.
1947   First one-man show at Galerie Allard, Paris; met Picasso with whom he developed a long friendship.
1948   Met Picasso, with whom he developed a friendship
1951   The Musée National d’Art Moderne purchased one of his monumental canvases.
1952   Fell in love with the Scottish painter Catherine Sinclair. Together they moved to Ponthévrard, just outside Paris.
1952   The Vatican commissioned four large paintings for their Museum of Modern Religious Art.
1953   Designed frescoes for French architect Jean Ginsberg.
1948 - 1956   Exhibited annually at the “Salon de Mai” in Paris.
1957   Married Catherine Sinclair.
1958   Catherine and Caziel’s daughter Clementina born.
1963   Exterior design for a fresco for the Atomic Energy Commission at Tollemache House, Thurso.
1966   First one-man show in London hosted by the Grabowski Gallery.
1966 - 1968   Exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
1968   Second one-man show at the Grabowski Gallery, London.
1969   Moved his family from Ponthévrard to Somerset, England.
1978   Exhibited at the National Museum, Warsaw – Circle of Tadeusz Pruszkowski.
1983   Exhibited works on paper at the Summer Exhibition at Fair Maids House Gallery, Perth.
1988   Died, Somerset
1990   Memorial Exhibition at the Polish Cultural Institute, London.
2010   Caziel: Drawings and Watercolours 1935 - 1952, The Paris Years, Whitford Fine Art, London (solo)
2008   Caziel: ‘Je suis abstrait’ - Works from the Fifties, Whitford Fine Art, London (solo)
2006   Centenary Retrospective Exhibition, Whitford Fine Art, London (solo)
2004   Caziel: Abstraction 1963 - 1967, Whitford Fine Art, London (solo)
2004   Retrospective Exhibition, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, London (solo)
2001   Contour and Line: Selection of Works on Paper from 1965 by Caziel, Whitford Fine Art, London (solo)
1998   Retrospective Exhibition, National Museum, Warsaw (solo)
1997   Caziel: Works from the Fifties, Whitford Fine Art, London (solo)
1997   Drawings from the 40's, Whitford Fine Art, London (solo)
1995   Caziel: Substance and Light, Whitford Fine Art, London (solo)
1992   Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (solo)
1991   Butlin Gallery, Dillington House College, Ilminster, Somerset (solo)
1990   Memorial Exhibition, Polish Cultural Institute, London (solo)
1968   Gabrowski Gallery, London (solo)
1966 - 1968   Royal Academy, London
1966   Gabrowski Gallery, London (solo)
1948 - 1956   Salon de Mai, Paris
1947   Galerie Allaro, Paris (solo)
   J. PERRY, The Grand Play of Light. The Art & Life of Caziel, AM Publications, London, 1997
   D. MONKIEWICZ, Caziel 1906-1988, Catalogue Raisonné, National Museum, Warsaw, 1998