paintings illustrate a story. My titles present a sense of
direction to the public and furthermore encourage the public to
utilize their imagination. The titles have been adopted in order
to trigger a relationship between the painting and the public. I
decide a painting is completed on the basis that it has good
composition, there is a relationship between colors, shapes and
rhythm, and the paintings themselves are telling a story.
The most important moment and most
professional question is “when is it time to finish a painting”.
In my opinion it is very meaningful to make people happy. I want
to shock people, not through ugliness but through beauty. I wish
to offer people a gate to another world where they can escape all
their troubles and enter into a world of happiness, excitement and
have a feeling of well being. I have not focused my paintings in
the area of traditional art but more in the area of modern art. I
am different to other artists and this is what occasionally gives
me the feeling of being an outsider. Although I perceive myself as
being an outsider at times, I do believe that my paintings are of
an excellent quality. Before the commencement of a painting I can
envisage approximately eighty percent. The other twenty percent is
determined in the final stages of the painting. This twenty
percent is where I have the freedom to improvise and arrange
colors, composition and shapes accordingly, and to make a final
decision. When I first started my career as an artist I focused in
the field of commercial art. This was my error, as it did not
provide pleasure and satisfaction. I like to have independence in
the way of contemplating what to paint. I never had anyone that
influenced me in any specific way. I always knew what I wanted but
was never encouraged by any other person to follow my dream. My
parents wanted me to be a successful business man. My works are
not complicated but there are those people that overlook the true
meaning of my paintings. It is significant that people concentrate
not only on the paintings but the titles as well as this will
allow them to explore the paintings story and consequently the
paintings will seldom be overlooked.
1950 Born on the
23rd of March in Jawor Poland.
grammar school and graduated receiving an award for his academic
1958 His parents
1958-64 He was
brought up by his grandmother, Anna Holliman-Szydlowski.
the High School of
Jaroslaw, Poland, under lecturers E. Kifferling, S. Kucia, W.
Sliwinski, S. Stelmasik and I.OryI.
from the high school of Fine Arts, and was awarded a prize for his
Fine Art talents. He was supported to continue his artistic
studies at the Academy of Fine Arts.
the Academy of
Fine Arts Krakow- Poland
under professors C. Rzepinski, A. Siweeki, J. Kochanowski, and S.
Wojtyna. Awarded Master of Fine Arts Degree (Dip. P.D.).
1972 His son Borys
Bartlomiej was born.
his profession and exhibited in Poland.
1976 Traveled to
where he practiced his profession and exhibited. Returned to
1978 Emigrated to
His daughter Sara Katarzyna was born.
his profession and exhibited in New Zealand and overseas.
1982 His son Borys
Bartlomiej arrived in New Zealand from Poland. Henryk Szydlowski
developed a new printing technique which he named Polprint (Polish
Print). His technique gained world wide recognition by artists and
critics. 1983 Henryk Szydlowski and his family became
1985 Lectured at
Whitecliffe Art School.
with his family to Australia.
his profession and exhibited in Australia and overseas.
1989 He and his
family became Australian citizens. Lectured at Claremont School of
1990 Became a
member of the Japanese Art Publishing Co. Ltd.
1993 Lectured at
Sehool of Fine Arts.
1994 Full time
Stamp Release, Tribute paid by the Who’s Who in International Art,
appointed the title of Professor Henryk Szydlowski by the
Accademia Internazionale Greci Marino, Accademia Del Verbano, Di
Lettere, Arti, Scienze. Vercelli, Italy.
1999 Featured in
the Who is Who in International Art “Great Names and Newcomers in
20th Century Art’ Artcards.
1999 Became a
member of the AAIAA -Art Addiction International Art Association.
Henryk Szydlowski’s works can be found in private, corporate and
government collections in Austria, Australia, Argentina, Belgium,
Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands,
Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, Poland,
Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, U.S.A. and the
Vatican. Henryk Szydlowski to - operates world wide with numerous
private and government galleries.
Euchamer Gallery Poland;
Graphics, Gwarek Gallery Olkusz Poland; Oil, Underhand Gallery
Euchamer Gallery Poland;
1978 Oils, Muzeum
Ziemi Olkuskiej Gallery Olkusz Poland; Oils, Gwarek Gallery Olkusz
Poland; Oils, B.W.A. Gallery, Bytom Poland; Oils, Association of
Journalists Gallery Poland;
John Leech Galleries Auckland N. Zealand; Oils, John Leech
Galleries Auckland New Zealand;
1981 Graphics and
Oils, Settlement Gallery Wellington N. Zealand; Graphics, Studio
Gallery Hamilton N. Zealand; Graphics, John Leech Galleries
Auckland N. Zealand;
1982 Oils, John
Leech Galleries Auckland N. Zealand; Graphics, John Leech
Galleries Auckland N. Zealand; Graphics and Oils, Settlement
Gallery Wellington N. Zealand;
N. Zealand Art Societies;
1983 Oils, John
1985 Oils and
manifest of “Credo” style, RKS Gallery Auckland N. Zealand; Oils
and Graphics, John Leech Galleries Auckland N. Zealand; Graphics,
Seijoh Gallery Sendai
1986 Oil and
Prism Art Galleries
1987 Oils and
1988 Graphics and
Oils, Holdsworth Gallery Sydney Australia; Oils, John Leech
Galleries Auckland N. Zealand; Graphics, Seijoh Gallery, Sendai
Japan; Oils, Charlotte H. Gallery Auckland N. Zealand;
1989 Oils and
Graphics, Vincent Gallery Adelaide Australia; Oils, John Leech
Gallery Auckland N. Zealand; Oils and Graphics, Holdsworth Gallery
Sydney Australia; Oils, Graphics and Watercolors, Charlotte H.
Gallery Auckland N. Zealand; Graphics and Oils, Goodridge Gallery
Japan; Graphics, Crystal Gallery Morioka City Japan. Oils,
Goodridge Galleries, Perth Australia; Oils, John Leech Galleries,
Auckland N. Zealand;
Holdsworth Galleries Sydney Australia; Oils, Charlotte H. Gallery,
Auckland N. Zealand; Oils- Chapman Gallery Canberra Australia;
Oils- Goodridge Galleries Perth Australia;
1992 Oils, John
N. Zealand; Oils, Flinders Lane Gallery Melbourne Australia;
1993 Oils, John
Leech Gallery Auckland N. Zealand; Oils, Holdsworth Galleries
Sydney Australia; Graphics, Galeria Pod Zlotym Lewkiem Krakow
Poland; Oils, Dobson Bashford Gallery Christchurch N. Zealand;
Oils, Chapman Gallery Canberra Australia; Oils, Gomboc Gallery
1994 Oils, The
Gallery of Fine Art
Australia; Oils, Holdsworth Gallery Sydney Australia;
International Art Centre Auckland N. Zealand; Oils, Delshan
Gallery Melbourne Australia; Oils, Dobson Bashford Gallery
Christchurch N. Zealand;
Holdsworth Gallery Sydney Australia;
1997 Oils, Gauguin
Gallery Singapore; Oils, Barry Stern Gallery Sydney Australia;
Oils, Delshan Gallery Melbourne Australia; Oils, Int,l Art Centre
Auckland N. Zealand;
1998 Oils, Barry
Stern Gallery Sydney Australia.
1999 AAIAA -Art
Addiction International Art Association.
Mention, The 2nd International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Art
Mention, The 2nd Graphic Annual International Exhibition, Art
1999 Silver Medal,
The 1st Spring Annual in Venice, Art Addiction / Palazzo Correr
2000 - WORLD of