The Art of Krzysztof Skórczewski

Krzysztof Skórczewski was born in Kraków in 1947. In the years 1965–1971 studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow under the tutelage of Professors Adam Marczyński, Mieczysław Wejman, Włodzimierz Kunz and Franciszek Bunsch.

When he first graduated from the Printmaking Department in 1971, he was interested in linocut and graphic design. But, in 1976, while studying at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm, he became interested in copperplate engraving. Since then, he has created over 210 copperplate engravings, some of them in series, “The Tower of Babel”, “Building the Ark”, “Dolls”, and “Gardens”, as examples.

Together with his wife, Krzysztof Skórczewski runs a graphic workshop in Kraków from which all of his copperplate engravings originate, and since the mid-1990s he has also created series of works using pastels, and watercolors.