Icon-Atelier of Krystyna Kuś-Kilichowska

Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art

and a few words about me ...

The artist graduated the Faculty of Fine Arts at Nicholaus Copernicus University in Torun. After leaving university, she was granted a scholraschip in Rome where she took part in The artist - the iconographerEuropean Commission's programme for the protection of cultural relics held by EC's authority - ICCROM (International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property).

The artist specialized in conservation of paintings while at the university. She studied at Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, which was established after World War II by professors, who fled Vilnius University (nowadays placed in Lithuania). Professor Leonard Torwirt - founder - was an author of the copy of the Icon of the Holy Virgin of Czestochowa (in America) and the chief conservator of the Miraculous Image of the Holy Virgin of Czestochowa (in Poland).The artist - the iconographer

Studies at the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art at the University in Torun gave the artist an opportunity to master not only the secrets of the art of painting (writing) icons, but also what is very important in iconography, she mastered the old techniques and technologies of painting (writing) icons.

The artist - the iconographerThe artist's works can be found in numerous collections at home and abroad in Italy, Switzerland, Holland, USA, Mexico, as well as in churches including the large-format icons and paintings.

The artist - the iconographerIconography plays dominant role in artist's activity, but besides iconography the artist makes copies of old oil paintings, restored the monumental mural paintings at St. Mary's Basilica in Gdansk and took part in restoration and preservation work in Rome at the Forum Romanum and the Palatine.