born 1927 - died 2015
Prof. Józef Hałas painter and pedagogue, representative of Polish contemporary art. Since his first individual exhibition in 1955, he has participated in over 300 expositions in Poland and abroad. The artist who promoted his creative delight about the nature and interpretation of her originality in a unique way. He left a powerful collections, of more than 2,500 works - oil paintings, acrylic works on canvas and papers in gouache technique, watercolor, ink, and the immensity of his work has never been sufficiently shown. The artist was open to the world, courageous and uncompromising, participated in art world by inducting dialogue and combating marginalization, but also working on audience development to who Hałas directed his writings on art. The last two years of his life he has sacrificed to creations of large formats (2 m x 2 m), those canvases are the continuations of revolutionary painting ideas of the artist. They were presented on the last in Józef Hałas life exhibitions “Hałas 14 Młodość” held in mia ART GALLERY in Wroclaw in December 2014.