Waldemar Marszalek was born in 1960, in Dobrzyca near Koszalin. In 1985 he graduated from the State College of Plastic Arts in Gdansk. He got his diploma from the Professor J. Krechowicz’s Graphic Arts studio. In the recent years he was Professor Paszkowski’s assistant in the studio of Artistic Printmaking of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. The artist is an assistant professor of 2nd degree at this school of higher education, and since 2007 he is the head of his own studio of the Rudiments of Graphic Arts for first year students.
In 2005 Waldemar Marszalek celebrated the 20th anniversary of his artistic work. In 2008 “Kompas sztuki” classified the artist among the first hundred in the Ranking of Contemporary Polish Artists.
Waldemar Marszalek is one of the most recognizable contemporary painters. In his pictures he portrays vivid and very characteristic characters. The artist skilfully uses colour to emphasise the character and personality of his “actors.”
He also specialises in computer graphics, which, in its special way, shows his hand. When compared to his paintings, his graphics are more gloomy and mysterious.
The works by Waldemar Marszalek have been presented in exhibitions in major galleries in Poland and worldwide.