1948 - ?

Krysia Nowak

Krysia Dantuta Michna-Nowak, also known as Krysia Nowak, was born at Halesworth, Suffolk on 18 March 1948, eldest of the two daughters of Wladyslaw Jan Nowak (11 June 1908-11 February 1982) and his second wife Henryka née Michna, who married in 1947. Krysia studied at Ealing College and at Garnett College, under Marian Bohusz-Szyszko (1901-1995) and Marek Zulawski (1908-1985). A professional artist painter and designer and was art education officer for Sheffield City Art Galleries 1975-1987, the following year exhibitions organiser for Salama-Caro Gallery in Cork Street, London and was company secretary for Sorttorama of Hertfordshire 1989-1990 before becoming a design consultant and interior designer in 1991. Krysia is now one of the most respected contemporary artists in the UK, specialising in commissioned portraits and paintings for home or workplace. Her solo shows include Drian Galleries; Waterloo Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent; Crucible Theatre and the University Gallery, both in Sheffield; Thomas Plunkett Fine Art, St Albans; St Raphael Gallery and Boxfield Gallery at Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre also exhibiting in France, including Nice Airport. She is now based at 309 Wedon Way, Baldock, Hertfordshire where she lives with her partner Jagdish Chander Sondhi. Krysia is the author of a book of poetry 'From the Basement of my Heart' (2017) and a biography of her father 'Squadron Leader Wladyslaw Jan Nowak' (2012). http://www.krysianowak.co.uk

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