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About Van Rij Gallery

Van Rij Gallery recommends artworks by Lubomir Tomaszewski, a renowned artist with great creative output – painitings, sculptures and porcelain designs. His known mostly in the USA, but rediscovered in Poland. (‘In 1996 he left for New York. The city became his new home, a road to artistic freedom and fame…’)

Lubomir Tomaszewski (1923-2018)

Polish-American sculptor, painter and designer. Alumnus of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. In 1966 he emigrated to the USA and made his first steps towards artistic freedom in New York. The city became his new home and a road to fame. In Poland he is mostly known for his iconic ceramic designs – figurines and Dorota coffee set, exhibited in Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Tomaszewski created his paintings in original fire and smoke technique (Fire Paintings). His one of a kind sculptures are made by combining natural wooden or rock elements with glass and metal. Most of the artist’s works are in the private collections in the United States, like Rockefeller Family Collection, Margot Rosenmund Calles’ or Jimmy Carter’s. Van Rij Gallery helps with investing in and bulding collections of Lubomir Tomaszewski’ artworks.

Recently many of his sculptures and paintings appeared in Poland thanks to the biggest permanent exhibition on his works in old paintshop of Ćmielów porcelain manufactory.


exhibition opened every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

phone number: 792 047 766


Known as a designer in Poland and as a sculptor and painter in the USA,

for art collectors he is just an outstanding ARTIST.



Gallery Van Rij


phone: +48 604 442 703

adress: ul. Sandomierska 243, Ćmielów, Poland

branch: ul. Starowiślna 64, Kraków 

phone: +48 792 047 766


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