Danuta Pol-Stralkowski was born in Warsaw, Poland.
After graduating from the International Trade Department of the Warsaw Academy of Economics, she has attended the Warsaw Academy of Arts.
1981 - short before the Marshall Law was introduced in Poland - she has left her country for Austria, where, 1986, she was granted the Austrian citizenship.
1991 she has received from the Polish government a Medal for Special Achievements in the area of Art and Culture.
What is it what makes Danuta Stralkovski's paintings different from the others? For once it is her courage to stay realistic and positive in her art. It takes a lot of courage to stay a realist in times, in which the abstract art is being taken more seriously than any other. It also takes a lot of courage to adore life on canvas in times, in which critics expect a serious artist to express rather negative feelings, negative sides of life. Danuta chooses themes, which have been chosen by many artists before, but she has her own style, she remains original in her art. Portraits, ballet scenes or flowers created with various techniques never remind us of any known works.
Danuta's landscapes are often as sensual as only a nude can be and her nudes have often the freshness of a landscape, make us almost taste the purity of the nature.
Also the colours surprise us very often - after seeing a few of Danuta's paintings one might think: she likes to use pastel tones and at this very moment he gets surprised, because in the next series of paintings she uses very strong tones in contexts, in which she used some very soft before. She uses the brush techniques of the Impressionists, but this she does using the strong colours of the Expressionists and vice versa - Danuta Stralkovski combines different elements of different styles (usually of: the impressionism, the expressionism and the realism) in order to create her own.
In her early works she has showed us though, that she can create purely impressionist or purely expressionist or realistic paintings. She also proved her great techniques knowledge while she copied some of the old renaissance paintings and portraits.
Danuta Pol-Stralkowski runs her own art gallery in Dürnstein open every year from April until November.
A-3601 Dürnstein Nr. 2 (Schloss Hotel), Open daily 10a.m. - 6p.m.
Tel +43 (0)2711 21255, +43 (0)69911 694528, Tel +43 (0)2738 21979, E-mail
1981 S-Gallery Langenlois
1982 Atelier Gallery Langenlois
1983 Monastery Altenburg
1984 V-Gallery Krems
1985 S-Gallery Zwettl
1985 Gallery Violetta Vienna
1986 United Art Gallery Vienna
1986 Gallery Mercedeshof Baden
1986 Gotikhalle Langenlois
1988 Art & Beauty Center Vienna
1988 United Art Gallery Vienna
1989 S-Galerie Horn
1989 Polish institute Vienna
1990 S-Gallery Krems
1990 Atelier Gallery Langenlois
1992 Kunstmuseum Braunau
1993 Art fair Villach
1994 Polish institute Vienna
1995 Gallery Spychala Vienna
1996 Museum of art Rapperswill Switzerland
1997 Polish institute Vienna
1997 Wirtschaftskammer Gallery Vienna
1998 Art Gallery Dürnstein
1998 S-Gallery Vienna
1998 Contact Gallery Warsaw
1999 Contact Gallery Warsaw
2000 RZB Vienna
2001 Art Gallery Dürnstein
2002 Art Gallery Dürnstein
2004 Gallery Mango-Tango Vienna
2005 Museum in Liechtenstein Castle Wilfersdorf
2005 City gallery Laa an der Thaya
2005 International art fair Salzburg