Zdzisław Beksiński
First and last name
Zdzisław Beksiński
Date of birth
1929, Sanok
Date of death
2005, Warsaw

Zdzisław Beksiński is one of the most prominent representatives of Polish contemporary art. Born in 1929 in Sanok (southern Poland), spent his youth under German occupation. Graduated in architecture, but for the most of his life was occupied with photography, drawing, sculpture, graphic design and painting. Became internationally famous as a "painter of horror," because of his post-apocalyptic vision of the world. His art is characterized by eroticism, disastrous images, and symbolism reflecting on death. A member of The Association of Polish Artists and Designers between 1956 and 1963. Died tragically. The largest collection of Beksiński's works is exhibited in the Historical Museum in Sanok.