Born in 1944 in Spytkowice near Oświęcim. In 1961, he graduated from Stanisław Wyspiański Secondary School in Kęty. He studied painting and graphic art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, 1961-1968, and in Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, 1967. He received a diploma in 1968 at the Atelier of Painting of professor Hanna Rudzka-Cybisowa. At present, he works as a professor of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. He is active in the field of painting, graphic art and electronic media.
He wrote a book on computer art, which was never published. He was working in the Centre Pompidou in the laboratory of Molnar, husband of Vera Molnar.
He has had over 50 individual exhibitions in Poland and abroad. He has taken part in several hundred collective, international exhibitions that were presented in Poland and abroad. He received numerous prizes on international and domestic exhibitions, in particular for his graphic artworks.
In 2003, he was awarded the annual prize of Witold Wojtkiewicz ZPAP in Krakow for the painting exhibition "Geometrical objects – a retrospection" in Starmach Gallery. His works of art can be found in museum collections of: National Museum in Warsaw, Krakow; Regional Museums / Szczecin, Chełm, Lublin/; Victoria and Albert Museum; Albertina in Vienna; Portland Art Museum in Oregon; Museum in Bochum; Mondrian Museum in Amersfoort. For many years, he has been a member of ZPAP and a member of "The Cracow Group". He has also acted several times as a custodian and member of jury during exhibitions and competitions.
Currently Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts Krakow.
- Bożena Kowalska, "Język geometrii w grafice", (Polish) 
- Krzysztof Siatka, "Interview with prof. Jan Pamuła, deputy chairman of the jury, Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts", 2006, 
See also: Poland#Computer_and_computer-aided_art