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Yarek Godfrey (Polish, 1957-2014)



Born in Olsztyn, Poland, Yarek Godfrey (real name Jaroslaw Pawel Nowicki) was a Polish artist of French, British and Austrian origins.
In 1982 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow and the Studies for Stage Costume design for theater in Cracow.
In 1983 he moved to Paris, where he lived until his death in 2014.
Godfrey received numerous awards for his work (among others, the Gold Medal of the XXXVIII Salon of Young Artists, Grand Palais, Paris, 1987; Grand Prix of the XXVI International Art Salon Côte d’Azur, Cannes, 1990).
He presented his work at numerous group and individual exhibitions, primarily in the United States and France, but also in Belgium, Monaco or Italy. He died tragically on March 28th, 2014.













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