An exhibition of Zdzisław Beksiński’s works in the Częstochowa City Art Gallery took place in 1994. Nine years later, 49 oil paintings were borrowed from the Sanok History Museum. The exhibition was opened on 14 February 2003 and proved to very successful with the younger generations. Owing to the success of the exhibition and discussions between the Częstochowa mayor and Beksiński’s friend, collector and art dealer, Piotr Dmochowski and his wife Anna, the concept of a permanent exhibition of his work came into being. Thanks to Mr and Mrs Dmochowski, a collection of 50 paintings and drawings form the basis of the Zdzisław Beksiński Museum.
There are multimedia stands where it is possible to hear what the painter says about art, and follow the stages of the creation of an artwork, look through his artistic output and analyze the created the created artwork.
Zdzisław Beksiński was born in 1929 in Sanok. Was a renowned Polish painter, photographer and sculptor who is best known as a fantasy artist. Beksiński executed his paintings and drawings either in what he called a ‘„Baroque” or a „Gothic” manner. The first style is dominated by representation, with the best-known examples coming from his ‘fantastic realism’ period when he painted disturbing images of a surrealistic , nightmarish environment. The second style is more abstract, being dominated by form, and is typified by Beksiński’s later paintings. Beksiński was murdered in 2005.
City Art Gallery in Częstochowa has published two albums of Zdzisław Beksiński: Painting (cost 80,- PLN) and Drawing (cost 120,- PLN)
Zdzisław Beksiński Museum
(Muzeum Zdzisława Beksińskiego)
Miejska Galeria Sztuki w Częstochowie
Al. Najświętszej Maryi Panny 64
42- 200 Częstochowa
Tel: +34 324 55 81