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Angel Playing The Violin I - 10.5"
A creative piece of work by master artist Marian Ulc. Size approx 10.5" x 8" x 2"

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A creative piece of work by master artist Marian Ulc.  Size approx 10.5" x 8" x 2"

Marian Ulc was born in 1947 in a small village, called Szałas (a hut), in Poland.  The peasant family, in which he grew up, earned their living as coopers. This  is were his fondness in working with wood originated.. This, combined with a  talent and a need for expression, resulted in his career as an artist.

He began carving  as a young man. Not having any formal artistic education at all, he may be  described as self taught.
For over 40 years of work he developed a specific  style, of which the most characteristic features are precision and care for  detail, visibly distinctive in all of his carvings.

For work he uses an old  workbench, which his father used for the
production of wooden shingles, a set of  knives and chisels and a range of other tools, drills, axes, etc. From lime and  poplar wood sculptures are created. Later they obtain a colorful polychrome. At  the end they are covered with bees wax, constituting a waterproof layer.

Inspirations come from everyday  life - Weddings and musicians,
from nature - birds, trees with animals. Yet religious and biblical motifs are often themes of his carvings - angels, nativity  scenes.

Today Marian Ulc is regarded  as a prominent representative of
the art movement, described as folk art or  naive art. His works are
received with great interest, especially in Germany. He has exhibited in Berlin,  Cologne, Nuremberg and  Bremerhaven.
Apart  from that his works have also been on display in Finland, Sweden, Switzerland  and the USA.
  • Hand Carved And Painted By Marian Ulc
    Size approx 10.5" x 8" x 2"
    Made In Poland

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