One of Poland's most important and independent postwar artists, Andrzej Wroblewski (1927-57) created in his short life his own highly individual, suggestive, and prolific form of abstract and figurative painting that continues to inspire artists today. This volume offers a stunning presentation and thorough reevaluation of his work and its legacy in the international context of art history. Offering an insightful picture of the world of postwar painting in communist Europe, and highlighting Wroblewski's political engagement, the book helps us to understand the immensely evocative vision of war and oppression that he created. This close look at a painter and a period that are of growing interest for international art historians will serve to further cement Wroblewski in the postwar pantheon.
Eric de Chassey is a director of the French Academy in Rome-Villa Medici and professor of contemporary art history at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Lyon. Marta Dziewanska is a curator of research and public programs at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the editor of several books.