Professor Jan Pamula
Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts
Pl. Jana Matejki 15
31-157 Krakow, Poland
Phone: +48-12-422-2450
Paper: "Cracow Printmaking"

The paper is presenting the development of printmaking in Cracow in the second half of the 20th century. The historical and international context will accompany the presentation of work of several outstanding Cracow Printmakers active in this period.

Paper: "The Influence of International Print Competitions on Polish Graphics"

My presentation is concerned with the Cracow printmaking milieu and the relation between this milieu and the International
Print Biennial created in Cracow in 1966. I will present the works of several outstanding artists from different generations of Cracow printmakers. It will be a projection in digital form. I will also try to underline how the presence of the International Print Biennial and Triennial influenced Cracow printmakers activity.
JAN PAMULA was born in 1944 in Spytkowice near O?wi?cim, Poland. In 1961, he graduated from Stanis?aw Wyspia?ski Secondary School in K?ty. From 1961-68 he studied painting and graphic art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, and in 1967 at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. He received a diploma in 1968 at the Atelier of Painting of professor Hanna Rudzka-Cybisowa. At present, he works as a professor of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. He is active in the field of painting, graphic art and electronic media. Pamula has had over 50 individual exhibitions in Poland and abroad. He has taken part in several hundred collective, international exhibitions that were presented in Poland and abroad. He received numerous prizes on international and domestic exhibitions, in particular for his graphic artworks. In 2003, he was awarded the annual prize of Witold Wojtkiewicz ZPAP in Krakow for the painting exhibition "Geometrical Objects – A Retrospection" held at the Starmach Gallery. His works of art can be found in the collections of the National Museum in Warsaw and Krakow; Regional Museums in Szczecin, Che?m, and Lublin; ; Victoria and Albert Museum; Albertina in Vienna; Portland Art Museum in Oregon; Museum in Bochum; Mondrian Museum in Amersfoort. For many years, he has been a member of ZPAP and a member of "The Cracow Group." He has also acted several times as a custodian and member of jury for exhibitions and competitions.