(Polish, b. 1949) Pawlowski was born in 1949 in Poland. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 1979 he was awarded his "authorization and certification" by the Ministry of Arts and Culture in Warsaw. This recognition is the ultimate achievement for Polish artists. Immediately after reaching this stature, Jan was in demand for numerous individual and collective exhibitions.
From 1981 through part of 1988, he worked throughout Europe. During this time period he was invited to exhibit in Switzerland and in England where he had a one-man show. His travels brought him to the United States for a short vacation that has turned into his newfound home.
His work was particularly well received in Michigan where he had three one-man shows, two of which were in Grosse Pointe and Harbor Springs. He visited extensively in Palm Beach and Naples, Florida, Boston and Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Palm Springs, California. He painted constantly in these regions, enjoying the wide open terrain of these areas. Jan was then invited to become a member of the Artists Association of Nantucket, Massachusetts, an honor usually reserved for residents of the region.
Jan Pawlowski is of the genre of plein-air painters. He records what he sees at the moment, capturing the "here and now." Jan is often quoted as saying that “only Nature can bring Truth to the canvas. One learns technique in school, but one learns Truth from Nature.”