ANDRE DZIERZYNSKI, born Andrzej Leszek Dzierzynski in 1936 in Warsaw, is a British painter of Polish origin. He used to divide his creative time between his Chelsea World’s End Studio in London and a remote hermitage near San Gimignano in Tuscany. From 1960-1975 his long distance travels in the Middle East, Asia and both North and Latin America provided him with ample material for his landscapes. They were shown at some 13 one-artist shows at leading London galleries. During the last three decades he has worked on European landscapes, mainly taking his inspiration from the eternal tranquility of Tuscany and Umbria in Italy and Provence in France. In those last thirty years he has returned to the ancient known technique of “egg-tempera” on gessoed wood panels.

His work is represented in many leading private collections. He is a life member of IAA – AIAP (International Association of Art – Association Internationale des Arts Plastiques -UNESCO, Paris) and served on its UK National Committee. His training as an art historian (Warsaw University 1953-1957) gave him an opportunity to contribute to the cultural programs of the BBC External Services (Polish Service) 1979-1993. In this capacity he was a member of AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art – Paris) and served for several years on its UK Executive Committee.

He is a member of R.C. religious Order of Malta and in the Jubilee Year 2000 he was aggregated from Rome to the Grand Priory of England S.M.O.M.


The Tate Gallery, Library, London
The National Art Library – Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Archives of Polish Emigration at Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
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lnternational Biographical Dictionary, Cambridge, 1974
International Kunst Adressbuch, Berlin-Frankfurt, 1969-1985
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Polonia Biographical Quarterly (in Polish) vol. III nr.6 p.13, Paris,1995
David Buckman -The Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945, p.381, Bristol 1998
David Buckman – Artists in Britain since 1945, vol. I p.453 & p.vii, Bristol,2006

Photo © Stefan Lubomirski de Vaux