Adam Marczynski

Adam Marczynski (1908–1985) was a Polish painter. He died in Kraków. Marczynski [also Marcszynski] came into his own as an artist of post-war Kraków.

He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. He started exhibiting in 1933 and had his first solo exhibition a few years after that. Marczynski taught at the academy from 1945 to 1979. Besides teaching, he was a painter, did illustrations, was a graphic artist, and even did scenery design.

Around the war years, he embraced Cubism and a Polish variation of Post Impressionism, called Colorism. Marczynski painted landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and interiors.

In the 1960s, he abandoned regular painting techniques, instead choosing to paint objects and make collages. By the '70s, Marczynski began making compositions in small cases. These items have doors that open and close; they became his main artistic focus.

Marczynski exhibited at many international art festivals, including the Venice Art Biennale in 1956. A catalogue was published in 1985 at a retrospective done posthumously at the Gallery of the Office of Artistic Exhibitions in Kraków.