Nikifor – a primitive artist, well-known from the film by Krzysztof Krauze. For some, it will always have the face of Krystyna Feldman. In Warsaw, there is an opportunity to see how he really thinks and see his works. It is not known when he started painting. But already at school, the handicapped boy was noticed with artistic abilities and encouraged to draw. So successfully that Nikifor (Epifan Drowniak) – Lemko from Krynica, son of a deaf and mute woman – painted over 30,000. commodity!
If he had heirs, they would have heirs today. More than 20,000 have already been offered for his paintings at auctions. zloty. He often valued his own works and entered the price. – It ranged from several dozen zlotys for older works, to a million just before the denomination – says the director Ethnographic Museum Robert Zydel. A large part of this artist’s work can be seen at the Ethnographic Museum at Kredytowa in the exhibition entitled “Nikifor. Painter over painters ”. An important part of it are city landscapes, in which he is known as the creator of large-city architecture. The exhibition includes several works from Warsaw, drawn when he was in the capital with his tutor Aleksandra Jackowski. Among the works are drawings by, among others Old Town.
Director Robert Zydel it is no coincidence that he has a huge fondness for Nikifor. Prof. Jackowski also studied Ethnology and Anthropology at the University of Warsaw and told his students extensively about the artist from Krynica. – Since the movie Krzysztof Krauze Nikifor for many he has a face Krystyna Feldman. So we show the silhouette! Nikifor immediately at the entrance to the exhibition. We invite! – says Robert Zydel, director of the Ethnographic Museum i the VIDEO recording shows us around the exhibition!
Nikifor at the Ethnographic Museum. The museum shows the director of the exhibition