Wojciech Fangor was born in 1922 in Warsaw.
During the war he studied privately with Tadeusz Pruszkowski and Felicjan Szczęsny Kowarski, and in 1946 he graduated from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. He practices painting and graphics, sculpture and art in public space. He made his debut in 1949 with an exhibition of cubist landscapes and portraits. He was popular because of paintings painted in the 1950s, especially Characters (1950), Mother Korean (1951) and posters, including the opening story of the Polish school of the Walls of Malapagi (1952). The fifties also saw cooperation with architects Jerzy Sołtan and his team. The period of ideological and artistic reevaluation resulted in the creation of Wojciech Fangor’s implementation of the first environment study in the history of world art (1958, together with Stanisław Zamecznik). He painted borderless abstract paintings pulsating with colors. “Positive illusive space” is the original theory of implemented artistic experience. In the years 1961–1966 he lived and worked in Western Europe, and from 1966 in the United States. He participated in the famous international exhibition The Responsive Eye at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1965. In 1970, the artist’s solo exhibition took place at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. After 1974, the artist paints figurative paintings in which he uses various painting techniques and modes of representation that dominate the visual culture of the second half of the twentieth century. Refers to the criticism of electronic media, criticism of contemporary culture. In 1990, the Wojciech Fangor exhibition. 50 years of painting at the Zachęta State Gallery of Art has opened the return of Fangor’s work to Polish exhibition halls and galleries. In 1998, the artist returned to Poland permanently and in June 2002 opened a retrospective exhibition at the BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice, and in 2003 at the Center for Contemporary Art at Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. At this time, paintings are created in which the author explores space-time in the image and cultural context, paintings and forms, artistic experiences are created, the result of which was presented in the Exhibition Exhibition in 2005 at the Center of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko. It was a time of references to discoveries and theories from nearly fifty years ago, a time of artistic reflection on memory and the Palimpsest character of culture. The artist filled the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century with work on the Artistic Project of the 2nd line of the Warsaw Metro.