Andrzej Pawlowski (1925-1986) was a painter, sculptor, photographer, experimental filmmaker, theoretician, and educator. He also designed industrial forms and exhibition arrangements. He was a professor and co-creator of the Industrial Forms Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. He was co-founder of the KRAKOW GROUP and the Association of Designers of Industrial Forms.
Bruce Checefsky's film Kineportrait Andrzej Pawlowski (2008, Betacam, color/b&w, 12:10 min) includes rarely seen interviews from an education television program first aired in Poland in the 1950#s. Also included are film clips from Kineformy, his influential 1957 experimental color film. Kineformy catapulted Pawlowski to international fame, and influenced a new generation of experimental filmmakers. There are scenes from Pawlowski's 1967 film Professor Morpheo Cracoviensis, a satirical and often humorous look at university teaching and a film he collaborated with design historian Krzysztof Meissner. The documentary includes examples of Pawlowski's extensive industrial design products and expressive black & white photographs.