1930 - 2010

paintings, sculpture, photography, ciné animations, illustrator


Solo and Group Shows

Works on Auction

Press Reviews and Notices - Exhibition Catalogues

Amateur Cine Photography


Daniel MIEDZINSKI in 1967

Daniel MIEDZINSKI in 1967



Brief C.V.

Studied art at the Johannesburg Technical College under J.W. Bramham and wood carving under David Kagan.

His paintings were done in acrylic and ink, also water colour and ink; in photography he concentrated on nature studies, and as an illustrator he had over a 20-year period many cartoons and illustrations published in various newspapers, magazines and training programmes.

He ran his own gallery between 1975 and 1990.

His work is represented in many private collections in the USA, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Australia and South Africa.

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Solo Shows

Gallery 101 Johannesburg - 12th June, 1961

SA Association of Arts, Cape Town - January, 1962

Gallery 101 Johannesburg - 31st January, 1968

Gallery 101 Johannesburg - 26th January, 1970

Gallery 101 Johannesburg - 20th March, 1972

S.H. Matz, Johannesburg - 20th April, 1974

S.H. Matz, Johannesburg - October/November, 1975


RCHCC Johannesburg - 30th July, 2014



Participated with two works in

"Art and Religion" The Gallery 101 - U.A.T. 1962 Scholarship"

Click on this link for cat. 25 + 26



Selected Images

Daniel Miedzinski

Daniel Miedzinski - "Merchants of Ubar"

Daniel Miedzinski - "Miniature"



Additional images

Daniel Miedzinski - "Ostrich Eggshell Fantasy" 22.5x54 cm

Daniel Miedzinski - "Ostrich Eggshell Fantasy" 22.5x54 cm

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Works offered on auction

Johannesburg - 5th Avenue Auctioneers - 20th September, 2009 - Lot 51+52, ill. on web

Johannesburg - 5th Avenue Auctioneers - 23rd August, 2009 - Lot 146, ill. on web

Daniel MIEDZINSKI mixed media 26x51 cm (Lot 146, 23rd August 2009, 5th Ave Auctioneers)

"Abstract composition" mixed media 26x51 cm Lot 146




Press Reviews and Notices

S.A. Art News, Johannesburg - 22.6.1961, p. 7 + 12

Die Burger, Cape Town - 24th January, 1962 - review + ill.

ARTLOOK Johannesburg - January, 1968 - article + ill.

Rand Daily Mail, Johannesburg - 6th February, 1968 - review

The Star, Johannesburg - 2nd February, 1968 - review

ARTLOOK Johannesburg - January, 1970 - article + ill.

Rand Daily Mail, Johannesburg - 22nd March, 1972 - review

The Star, Johannesburg - 23rd March, 1972 - review

Vaderland, Johannesburg - 28th March, 1972 - review + ill.

ARTLOOK Johannesburg - April, 1972 - article + ill.

ARTLOOK 98 - Oct./Nov. 1975 - ill.

SA Jewish Report, Johannesburg – April/May, 2007, p. 10, article + ill.

SA Jewish Report, Johannesburg - 9th August, 2014 - review by Robyn Sassen of exhibition at Rabbi Cyril Harris Community Centre, Oaklands, Johannesburg

Daniel Miedzinski exhibition view I. at RCHCC Johannesburg October 2014   Daniel Miedzinski exhibition view II. at RCHCC Johannesburg October 2014

Exhibition views RCHCC Johannesburg July/August 2014



Exhibition Catalogues + Publications

South African Artists 1900-1962 (Harold Jeppe) (Afrikaanse Pers Boekhandel), 1963, p. 61 - short reference

"Art and Religion" The Gallery 101 - U.A.T. 1962 Scholarship, cat. 25 (ill.) + 26

„The Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors including Namibia“ (Ogilvie / Graff) (Everard Read), 1988 – ISBN 0 620 12663 9 – listed on p. 447/448




International Salon of Amateur Cine Photography

Daniel Miedzinski was involved in amateur cine-photography which occupied the greater part of his time for eight years. He represented South Africa four times at this International Salon, winning several certificates of merit (Copenhagen 1963, Amsterdam 1964, Dubrovnic 1965, Barcelona 1967).

In 1964, he was awarded a bronze plaque in the Abstract Animated Section for his semi-abstract space film "Orion's Eye" and in 1967 the Lion Trophy, South Africa's premier award, for "Escape", a purely abstract conception in which he used transparent plastic forms which moved to the music of "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" (see ARTLOOK January, 1970, p. 18)

Daniel MIEDZINSKI in 1965

Daniel Miedzinski at work on "N'Guni", an animation film portraying
                 life in an African village

From: Photography and Travel incorporating amateur photography - Official Journal of the Photographic Society of Southern Africa - Don Briscoe (Author) - There's Adventure in Animation (Vol 2 No 11, November 1965, p.49 (Information received from Bensusan Museum and Library of Photography MuseuMAfricA, Johannesburg)




Business Interests

Daniel Miedzinski was M.D. and fashion designer of the family owned well-known exclusive women's wear, manufacturing and retail store - S.H. Matz (Pty) Ltd. - from 1955-1995, first in Johannesburg's then prime business area on the corner of Eloff and Jeppe Streets, near Gallery 101, then later at the Carlton Centre, Johannesburg. After closing down, he travelled briefly to Canada to visit family, returning to their home in Emmarentia, Johannesburg.



Additional Links and Information

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