Jan Lebenstein

(Polish, 1930–1999)

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Jan Lebenstein

Sphinx and mummy, 1962

Biography

Timeline

1930
Born: in Brest Litovsk, Poland
1948 - 1954
Studied painting at Warsaw's Academy of Fine Arts under Artur Nacht-Samborski, Warsaw, Poland
1956
Linked up with the independent Teatr na Tarczyñskiej / Tarczyñska Street Theatre, run by writer Miron Bia³oszewski
1959
Awarded the Grand Prix at the First International Biennale of Young Artists in Paris, France
1971
Became French citizen
1976
Awarded by the New York-based Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation
1987
Received the independent Jan Cybis Prize
1998
Received the Great Cross and Star of the Order of the Restoration of Polandand an official state prize from the Polish Minister of Culture and Art
2000
Died: in Krakow, Poland

Exhibitions

2005
Jan Lebenstein. Demons, The Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature, Warsaw, Poland (solo)
2001
Polish Paintings in the Sztyber Collection, The Society For Arts Gallery 1112, Chicago, IL
1992
Retrospective, Zachêta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (solo)
1959
First International Biennale of Young Artists, Paris, France
Documenta II, Kassel, Germany
Biennial of Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1957
Biennial of Young Painters, Brussels, Belgium
1955
Against War, Against Fascism, Polish National Exhibition of Young Visual Arts, Warsaw's Arsenal, Warsaw, Poland