Ryszard WiniarskiBorn May 2 1936, Lviv
Died December 4 2006, Warszaw
Ryszard Winiarski was a Polish painter, a constructivist who greatly developed and reflected the theory of coincidence, the theory of games, and language structuralism in his work. His objectivistic approach to artistic work and emphasis on the creative process heralded the coming of conceptual art. Winiarski graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology and Academy of Fine Arts. He also taught at the academy and at the University in Lublin.