Igor Mitoraj

male / Polish, French, Italian
Biographical information
Academie voor Schone Kunsten (Krakau)
In 1963, after studying at an art school in Bielsko-Biała, at the age of nineteen he enrolled in the faculty of painting at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts where, in his final three years, he attended the courses held by Tadeusz Kantor (1914-1990), a famous painter, director and theatrical set designer..
École des Beaux-Arts (Parijs)
In 1968, following Kantor’s advice, Mitoraj left Poland and went to Paris to broaden his cultural education. In the same year he enrolled in the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts.
Active in
  • Parijs 1968 - 2014
    Mitoraj lived alternately in Paris and Pietrasanta.
  • Mexico 1972
    In 1972 he made a study trip of several months to Mexico, where he became very impressed by pre-Columbian art.
  • Carrara 1979
    Having previously worked with terracotta and bronze, a trip to Carrara, Italy, in 1979 turned him to using marble as his primary medium..
  • Pietrasanta 1987 - 2014
    In 1987 he bought a large atelier in Pietrasanta.
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
figure, head (representation), mythology, nude figure
bronze, marble, terracotta
Creation date: 2001-04-05; Last modified date: 2021-06-28


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