Jerzy Leopold Feiner

Architect, painter, educator

Born Feb. 20, 1933, Lwow, Poland; came to U.S., 1982; son of Edward and Maria (Kowal); married Anna (Kaczorowska); children: Pawel, Piotr, Katarzyna.

Education: Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), J. Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow (Poland), 1951; Master of Science (M.S.) (in architectural engineering), 1957, Ph.D., 1966, Dr. hab., 1975, Technical University of Cracow; postgraduate, Oslo (Norway), 1960.

Career: senior designer, Office of Grimsgaard and Oien, Oslo, 1963; assistant, 1957-59, senior assistant, 1959-67, adjunct, 1967-76, chairman, Luxometrical Laboratory, 1976-82, associate prof., 1977-82, Architectural Department, Cracow Technical University; visiting lecturer, Department of Art, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 1984-88; chief designer, O.M. Architectural Planning, Inc., Los Angeles (CA), 1989 -.

Author: numerous projects and designs i.a.: Tyniec Abbey Convent (restoration), 1959, Kolobrzeg Hospital (Poland), 1968, Spatial Development and Management, Brussels (Belgium), 1969, Tourist Center, in Lago Di Como (Italy), 1970, Tourist Hotel in Kielce (Poland), 1972, Museum of Modern Art in Twardogora (Poland), 1977, House for Dean Engineering Department, Tripoli (Libya), 1980, City Hall in Capranica (Italy), 1982, West Hollywood Civic Center (CA), 1987; numerous exhibitions, i.a: Royal Gallery of Portrait Painters, London (United Kingdom), 1969, Polish Contemporary Art in Copenhagen (Denmark), 1974, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Geteborg (Sweden), 1977, Gallery of Rabensteig, Vienna (Austria), 1978, Art Center, Edinburgh (Scotland), 1981, Victoria Keri Gallery, London, and Francesco Petrarca Art Center, Capranica - Viterbo (Italy), 1982, Beverly Hills Art Center (CA), 1983, 1984, Pegasus Art Gallery, International Art Center, North Hollywood (CA), 1987, Sequoia Foothill Art Show, Springville (CA), and Toporowicz Art Gallery, Santa Ana (CA), 1991, Space Gallery, Cracow (Poland), 1992; numerous articles in professional journals and lectures at universities in many countries.

Member of: founder, designer, "Polish Village - Zakopane" (CA).

Honors, i.a: fellowships, American - Scandinavian Foundation, 1967, Kingdom of Norway, 1970, University of Roorkee (India), 1981, National Endowment for the Arts, 1984; 1st secretary of science, International Congress on the Restoration of Venice, 1977; Gold Gross of Merit, President of the Council of State (Poland), 1978; diploma, President of the Academy Euro-Africana, Rome (Italy), 1982; Golden Lion Medal, Scottish Princess Innez, 1980; 2nd prize, Pro-Loca Petrarca Association, (Italy), 1983; golden distinction, Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, 1984; awards, National Endowment for the Arts, Museo Hosio, Capranica-Viterbo (Italy), 1984; 2nd place, Sequoia Foothill Arts Show, 1991

Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Languages: Polish, English

Home: 6000 Coldwater Can #13, North Hollywood, CA 91606

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, 1996