Wikipedia entry
Introduction
Roman Opałka (August 27, 1931 – August 6, 2011) was a French-born Polish painter, whose works are mostly associated with conceptual art. Opałka was born on August 27, 1931, in Abbeville-Saint-Lucien, France, to Polish parents. The family returned to Poland in 1946 and Opałka studied lithography at a graphics school before enrolling in the School of Art and Design in Łódź. He later earned a degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He moved back to France in 1977. Opałka lived in Teille, near Le Mans, and Venice. He died at age 79 after falling ill while on holiday in Italy. He was admitted to a hospital near Rome and died there a few days later, on August 6, 2011, three weeks before his 80th birthday.
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Introduction
Polish artist known for his paintings of numbers on canvases. Born in France, he spent the early years of his life in Poland until his family was deported during World War II.
Nationalities
Polish, Central European, Eastern European
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Etcher, Conceptual Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Names
Roman Opałka, Roman Opalka
Ulan
500103418
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