Tadeusz Parzygnat was born in Pyzowka, Poland in 1945. He attended and completed studies at the Academy of Fine Art in Warsaw, Poland. As he began his dedication to art he participated in numerous individual and group exhibitions in Poland, Germany, Canada and the United States. He was awarded the First Place Prize for the design and commission of the “Mayors Liberty Award”. This award commemorated the centennial of the Statue of Liberty. He also received several other awards throughout his career. His work was on display in private collections in Poland (including the National Museum of Art in Warsaw), France, Japan, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Canada, Brazil, Spain, Russia and the United States.

For many years following his greatest moments in sculpture, he dedicated his life to carpentry and furniture for some remarkable clients in NYC and beyond. As he moved away from professional work in carpentry to return to his life’s purpose, he gradually felt again inspired to let his creative spirit free. As Tadeusz returned to art in his later years he needed to come to terms with certain limitations influenced by his work to support his family.

Recently, he was admitted to the Salmagundi Art Club in NYC. This further made possible his return to art and expression.

Present day, his work evolves year by year and he shows both a sense of the classics (which is best demonstrated by work in his early career) and a way to present some more thought provoking compositions that are expressions of a great respect for a life we all lost as through technology we evolved into some sophistication. We still all long for some of the most elementary human experiences such as a watching a sunset from hilltop, experiencing a mountainside landscape, finding some youthful joy in playing around a cold mountain creek, working a golden field of wheat, etc. All these are experiences that made a man that appreciates life without regard for the onslaught of complexity introduced by city life and more so constant evolution of social norms and trends through advancement. A man that tries to capture this loss through dated relics and their meaning to a people that we are losing to age.

If you would like to get in touch with Tadeusz directly please email him at tadeusz.parzygnat@gmail.com.

Edited and Revised by Philip Parzygnat