1930 - 2010
paintings, sculpture, photography, ciné animations, illustrator
Daniel MIEDZINSKI in 1967
Studied art at the Johannesburg Technical College under J.W. Bramham and wood carving under David Kagan.
His paintings were done in acrylic and ink, also water colour and ink; in photography he concentrated on nature studies, and as an illustrator he had over a 20-year period many cartoons and illustrations published in various newspapers, magazines and training programmes.
He ran his own gallery between 1975 and 1990.
His work is represented in many private collections in the USA, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Australia and South Africa.
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Gallery 101 Johannesburg - 12th June, 1961
SA Association of Arts, Cape Town - January, 1962
Gallery 101 Johannesburg - 31st January, 1968
Gallery 101 Johannesburg - 26th January, 1970
Gallery 101 Johannesburg - 20th March, 1972
S.H. Matz, Johannesburg - 20th April, 1974
S.H. Matz, Johannesburg - October/November, 1975
Daniel Miedzinski - "Merchants of Ubar"
Daniel Miedzinski - "Miniature"
Works offered on auction
Johannesburg - 5th Avenue Auctioneers - 20th September, 2009 - Lot 51+52, ill. on web
Johannesburg - 5th Avenue Auctioneers - 23rd August, 2009 - Lot 146, ill. on web
"Abstract composition" mixed media 26x51 cm Lot 146
S.A. Art News, Johannesburg - 22.6.1961, p. 7 + 12
Die Burger, Cape Town - 24th January, 1962 - review + ill.
ARTLOOK Johannesburg - January, 1968 - article + ill.
Rand Daily Mail, Johannesburg - 6th February, 1968 - review
The Star, Johannesburg - 2nd February, 1968 - review
ARTLOOK Johannesburg - January, 1970 - article + ill.
Rand Daily Mail, Johannesburg - 22nd March, 1972 - review
The Star, Johannesburg - 23rd March, 1972 - review
Vaderland, Johannesburg - 28th March, 1972 - review + ill.
ARTLOOK Johannesburg - April, 1972 - article + ill.
ARTLOOK 98 - Oct./Nov. 1975 - ill.
SA Jewish Report, Johannesburg – April/May, 2007, p. 10, article + ill.
South African Artists 1900-1962 (Harold Jeppe) (Afrikaanse Pers Boekhandel), 1963, p. 61 - short reference
"Art and Religion" The Gallery 101 - U.A.T. 1962 Scholarship, cat. 25 (ill.) + 26
„The Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors including Namibia“ (Ogilvie / Graff) (Everard Read), 1988 – ISBN 0 620 12663 9 – listed on p. 447/448
Daniel Miedzinski was involved in amateur cine-photography which occupied the greater part of his time for eight years. He represented South Africa four times at this International Salon, winning several certificates of merit (Copenhagen 1963, Amsterdam 1964, Dubrovnic 1965, Barcelona 1967).
In 1964, he was awarded a bronze plaque in the Abstract Animated Section for his semi-abstract space film "Orion's Eye" and in 1967 the Lion Trophy, South Africa's premier award, for "Escape", a purely abstract conception in which he used transparent plastic forms which moved to the music of "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" (see ARTLOOK January, 1970, p. 18)
Daniel Miedzinski at
work on "N'Guni", an animation film portraying
life in an African village
From: Photography and Travel incorporating amateur photography - Official Journal of the Photographic Society of Southern Africa - Don Briscoe (Author) - There's Adventure in Animation (Vol 2 No 11, November 1965, p.49 (Information received from Bensusan Museum and Library of Photography MuseuMAfricA, Johannesburg)
Daniel Miedzinski was M.D. and fashion designer of the family owned well-known exclusive women's wear, manufacturing and retail store - S.H. Matz (Pty) Ltd. - from 1955-1995, first in Johannesburg's then prime business area on the corner of Eloff and Jeppe Streets, near Gallery 101, then later at the Carlton Centre, Johannesburg. After closing down, he travelled briefly to Canada to visit family, returning to their home in Emmarentia, Johannesburg.
www.pelmama.org - do an internal search for "Miedzinski"!
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