Drawings by “an extraordinary talent” – Antoni Sulek
ANTONI SULEK (1951-1988)
We are pleased to offer for sale a series of important drawings by the late Antoni Sulek (1951-1988) which date from the mid/late 1970s.
They are remarkable drawings that focus on the artist’s recurring creative themes of architecture, military history and his Polish heritage. The detail and complexity of these drawings is remarkable; if difficult to interpret clearly. They are the intuitive work of an extraordinarily inventive mind and produced by an artist with a restless and single-minded passion to create.
From the description of the book Poles Apart by Ingrid Taylor which is a well-researched biography (now out of print) of Antoni Sulek :
“Antoni was born in Morpeth in 1951 to Polish parents, who came to England from a country torn apart by the Second World War. His work and his life was greatly influenced by his parents struggle to survive the labour camps of Siberia and their journey to freedom across Russia, Central Asia, Africa and the battle fields of Italy.
He painted passionately and with an obsession which ultimately took over his life.
His work is extremely diverse; from portraiture and landscapes of the Polish and Northumberland countryside, to hard hitting expressionist paintings of Polish suffering and his own inner torment. Antoni’s passion for painting and his unusual lifestyle set him apart from the local community.
His arrest and expulsion from Poland in the 1980s and his self imposed exile from his family had a profound effect upon him.”
We currently have a series of seven pen and ink drawings by this talented artist for sale. They are from a private collection and were originally purchased at an exhibition of his work held in Alnwick, Northumberland in the 1970s.
All have been professionally framed using conservation standard materials by Anne Collier of Collier Framing.
Sizes vary (largest image 27 cm x 22 cm)
Prices from £150.00