Jerzy Nowosielski was a Polish painter, who studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków with Professor Eugeniusz Eibisch. The artist's father was a Lemko of the Greek Catholic rite. Nowosielski's upbringing in the rite of the Eastern liturgy had a great influence on his artistic activity. In his work, Nowosielski combined the tradition of icon painting and contemporary art. He is considered to be one of the most outstanding contemporary icon writers. In the first years of his artistic activity, he was the assistant of Tadeusz Kantor. He was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow and a member of the Cracow Group (Maria Jarema, Leopold Lewicki, Jonasz Stern).