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
Anton Sulek: Untitled

Two Soldiers

Pen & ink on paper

Signed and dated

Image size: 19 cm x 20 cm

Framed size: 39 cm x 40 cm

Anton Sulek pen & ink drawing

Gardener

Pen & ink on paper

Signed and dated

Image size: 28 cm x 21 cm

Framed size: 45 cm x 37 cm

Antoni Sulek Untitled pen & ink drawing

Untitled

Pen & ink on paper

Signed and dated

Image size: 27 cm x 22 cm

Framed size: 42 cm x 36 cm

Antoni Sulek pen and ink drawing

Soldier with crutch

Pen & ink on paper

Signed and dated

Image size: 28 cm x 21 cm

Framed size: 43 cm x 35 cm

Antoni Sulek Untitled pen & ink drawing

Untitled

Pen & ink on paper

Signed and dated

Image size: 27 cm x 22 cm

Framed size: 42 cm x 36 cm

Antoni Sulek: Untitled

Untitled

Pen & ink on paper

Signed and dated

Image size: 26 cm x 20 cm

Framed size: 44 cm x 37 cm

Antoni Sulek: Untitled pen & ink drawing

Untitled

Pen & ink on paper

Unsigned (but presumably with the artist’s own fingerprints included within the image)

From the same private collection as the other drawings in this series.

Image size: 26 cm x 22 cm

Framed size: 45 cm x 40 cm

Cover of the biography of Antoni Sulek by Ingrid Taylor

Poles Apart

Front cover of the biography of Antoni Sulek written and researched by Ingrid Taylor

Out of print