Art professor Jacek Fraczak’s family collection of Nikifor Krynicki watercolor paintings will be on display in the Duane G. Meyer Library from April 14-May 13.
Paintings depict religious architecture, portraits, rural scenes
The paintings come from the Alfons Karny Collection. Karny, Fraczak’s great-uncle, was a well-known Polish sculptor and art collector.
Fraczak said he brought the exhibit here to share its unique value with students and the community.
“(Alfons Karny) created this collection because he could recognize a great artistic value in the art of someone neglected by the society. Nikifor is presently regarded as one of the greatest naïve artists of the 20th century,” he said.
The collection to be displayed has 50 paintings with a wide variety of religious architecture, self-portraiture and rural scenes.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Want to see the exhibit?
April 14-May 13
4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Meyer Library, Room 107
- Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: Noon-6 p.m.