Alfred LenicaBorn August 4 1899, Pabianice
Died April 16 1977, Warszaw
Alfred Lenica was a Polish avant-garde painter in close contact with the members of a Krakow group based around Tadeusz Kantor and Kazimierz Mikulski, and he was a founder member of the 4F+R group. He combined features of surrealism, expressionism, and abstraction in his pre-war works. After the war, he returned to figuration, but experimentation remained predominant in his work. He participated in the activities of the Krzywe Kolo Gallery in Warsaw in the second half of the 1950's.