“Suffering Form: Jerzy Tchórzewski. Painting” – a new book by IRSA

The two-volume work, Suffering Form: Jerzy Tchórzewski. Painting, published by IRSA under the editorship of Krystyna Czerni and Józef Grabski, appears to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Jerzy Tchórzewski (1928–1999).

Volume I: Texts is a collection of essays and scholarly articles focused on analyzing and interpreting the phenomenon of the painting of one of the most interesting Polish artists of the second half of the 20th century. The most important texts in this collection were written especially for the present book and are accompanied by a rich selection of illustrations, a chronology, and a complete bibliography.

Volume IICatalogue encompasses an extensive illustrated section as well as a Catalogue raisonné of the painted oeuvre of Jerzy Tchórzewski, compiled on the basis of a comprehensive archival survey of the painter’s private archives, publications to date, museum and press archives as well as information from private collectors. The catalogue includes also archival black-and-white photographs of the painter’s lost, early works, from the holdings of the Photolibrary of the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.

Suffering Form: Jerzy Tchórzewski. Painting uncovers a new, as yet unknown, face of the artist, surprising with the sheer range of artistic conventions he used and the wealth of his inspirations. The selection of works proposed by IRSA may significantly change the artistic image of Jerzy Tchórzewski as well as opinions regarding his painted oeuvre.

Published in cooperation with Adam Mickiewicz Institute. Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the Multi-annual Programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017–2022 as part of the international cultural programme accompanying the centenary of Poland regaining independence.

More information can be found here.