Feliks Tuszyński

Feliks Tuszyński

Feliks Tuszyński – a painter and miniaturist, he was the son of Icek and Sura née Bajbok. He was born on July 19, 1921 in Płock. During the Nazi occupation he was in the ghetto in Łódź, then in the camp in Auschwitz. In 1944 he was taken to Braubschwelg, then to Watenstad. Shortly before liberation, he was sent to the Ravensbruck camp, from where he was freed by American troops. After the war he settled in Australia. He got his artistic education at Donald Campbell’s studio in Melbourne. He was a member of the Malvern Artists Society, Five Plus Group, Contemporary Artists Society, Cosmopolitan Art Group, Victorian Artists Society, Bezalel Fellowship of Arts. For his artistic activity, he was honored with awards by the Victorian Artists Society and the Contemporary Artists Society. His works found their place in collections of institutions such as the Holocaust Museum in Sydney, Queensland Art Gallery and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. He died on June 26, 2016.

Selected individual exhibitions:

1979 – Felix Tuszynski. Malvern Artists Society, Melbourne

1987 – Felix Tuszynski: Retrospective. Malvern Artists Society, Melbourne

1988 – Felix Tuszynski: Retrospective. Bicentenary Exhibition Victorian Artists Society, Melbourne

1990 – Felix Tuszynski, Caulfield Arts Centre, Melbourne

1992 – Felix Tuszynski: Fantasy Drawings Victorian Artists Society, Melbourne

1993 – The Sun and Shadows of Life: Felix Tuszynski Victorian Artists Society, Melbourne

1994 – Felix Tuszynski. Szalom Gallery. Warsaw, Poland

2016 – Felix Tuszyński – antypody modernizmu [Felix Tuszyński – Antipodes of modernism]. The Art Gallery of Płock, Płock, Poland


Felix Tuszynski: a Survey exhibition of Painting and Drawings 1985-1995, Victoria, Australia, 1995

Przedpełski J., Stefański J., Żydzi płoccy w dziejach miasta, Płock 2012