Antoni Baran

Born: Opoczno (Poland)1930.
Passed away: Opoczno (Poland) 2013.

Baran – son of a talented Polish folk artist – started at an early age with the manufacturing and decoration of wooden toys and figures. In the early 1950s he took part in a competition for religious art organized by the Pax association in Kielce. His wooden sculptures made such an impression that a collaboration emerged with three important art institutions (Veritas, Desa and Cepelia) and the German journalist Zimmerer, a prominent collector of Polish folk art.

He participated with great success in numerous competitions and exhibitions and developed into one of the best-known representatives of Polish naive and folk art. His sculptures – mostly religious and historical events – were purchased by many museums and private collectors.

Title: Pieta 1988?
Wooden sculpture 29 cm.

Title: Christ in distress 1989?
Wooden sculpture 62 cm.

Title: Ode to saint Lazarus.
Wooden relief sculpture 61×37 cm.

Titel: Adam and Eve after the fall 198?
Wooden relief sculpture 54×25,5 cm.
Title: Ode to Saint Florian 198?
Wooden relief sculpture 71×32,5 cm.