Danuta Pol-Stralkowski was born in Warsaw, Poland.
After graduating from the International Trade Department of the Warsaw Academy of Economics, she has attended the Warsaw Academy of Arts.
1981 – short before the Marshall Law was introduced in Poland – she has left her country for Austria, where, 1986, she was granted the Austrian citizenship.
1991 she has received from the Polish government a Medal for Special Achievements in the area of Art and Culture.
What is it what makes Danuta Stralkovski’s paintings different from the others? For once it is her courage to stay realistic and positive in her art. It takes a lot of courage to stay a realist in times, in which the abstract art is being taken more seriously than any other. It also takes a lot of courage to adore life on canvas in times, in which critics expect a serious artist to express rather negative feelings, negative sides of life. Danuta chooses themes, which have been chosen by many artists before, but she has her own style, she remains original in her art. Portraits, ballet scenes or flowers created with various techniques never remind us of any known works. Danuta’s landscapes are often as sensual as only a nude can be and her nudes have often the freshness of a landscape, make us almost taste the purity of the nature. Also the colours surprise us very often – after seeing a few of Danuta’s paintings one might think: she likes to use pastel tones and at this very moment he gets surprised, because in the next series of paintings she uses very strong tones in contexts, in which she used some very soft before. She uses the brush techniques of the Impressionists, but this she does using the strong colours of the Expressionists and vice versa – Danuta Stralkovski combines different elements of different styles (usually of: the impressionism, the expressionism and the realism) in order to create her own. In her early works she has showed us though, that she can create purely impressionist or purely expressionist or realistic paintings. She also proved her great techniques knowledge while she copied some of the old renaissance paintings and portraits.
Danuta Pol-Stralkowski runs her own art gallery in Dürnstein open every year from April until November.
A-3601 Dürnstein Nr. 2 (Schloss Hotel),
Open daily 10a.m. – 6p.m.
Tel +43 (0)2711 21255, +43 (0)69911 694528, Tel +43 (0)2738 21797,
- 1981 S-Galerie Langenlois
- 1982 Atelier Galerie Langenlois
- 1983 Stift Altenburg
- 1984 V-Galerie Krems
- 1985 S-Galerie Zwettl
- 1985 Galerie Violetta Wien
- 1986 United Art Gallery Wien
- 1986 Galerie Mercedeshof Baden
- 1986 Gotikhalle Langenlois
- 1988 Art & Beauty Center Wien
- 1988 United Art Gallery Wien
- 1989 S-Galerie Horn
- 1989 Polnisches Institut Wien
- 1990 S-Galerie Krems
- 1990 Atelier Galerie Langenlois
- 1992 Kunstmuseum Braunau
- 1993 Ellmau
- 1993 Kunstmesse Villach
- 1994 Polnisches Institut Wien
- 1995 Galerie Spychala Wien
- 1996 Kunstmuseum Rapperswill Schweiz
- 1997 Polnisches Institut Wien
- 1997 Wirtschaftskammer Galerie Wien
- 1998 Art Galerie Dürnstein
- 1998 S-Galerie Wien
- 1998 Contact Gallery Warschau
- 1999 Contact Gallery Warschau
- 2000 RZB Wien
- 2001 Art Galerie Dürnstein