Works of Magdalena Abakanowicz, Stanisław Fijałkowski, Władysław Hasior, Natalia Lach-Lachowicz, Jan Lebenstein, Zbigniew Makowski, Jerzy Nowosielski and several dozen other Polish contemporary artists are showcased in the exhibition. Presented works were selected from the Hermansdorfer Family collection, which comprises over 300 items.
In 1964, Mariusz Hermansdorfer received the first painting, as a prize in the contest for the review of The Recovered Territories Exhibition. That was the painting „The Rider in the Black Jacket” by Eugeniusz Geppert, the co-founder of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław.
Friendships with other artists resulted in receiving valuable artworks by, among others, Jan Lebenstein, Jerzy Tchórzewski, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Jerzy Nowosielski.
The decision to donate these works of art to the National Museum in Wrocław was made a long time ago.
The Hermansdorfer Family collection has been stored in the Museum for many years, and has been partially presented at the permanent exhibition (Rosołowicz, Stażewski) and at individual expositions (Jurkiewicz). Finally it has been elaborated on, and can be presented to the audience and donated to the institution in which I have been working for over 49 years, including 41 years of managing the Contemporary Art Department and 30 years of being the Director of the Museum. The end of this period is the best moment to finalize the formalities.
till 19 January 2014
Exhibition from the series "Artists and patrons for the National Museum in Wrocław"
The donation and the deposit of the Hermansdorfer Family
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