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Jan Kosmowski was a Polish civil engineer and urban planner who was married to Magdalena Abakanowicz, one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century. He worked as a graphic designer for various publications and institutions, such as the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Polish Radio and Television, and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Jan was also a professor at his alma mater and a member of several professional associations. He also designed posters, logos, book covers, and stamps. He was known for his minimalist and geometric style, influenced by Bauhaus and constructivism. Kosmowski supported his wife’s artistic career and collaborated with her on some of her installations.

Birth Name

Jan Kosmowski

Nickname

Jan

Profession

Graphic Designer & Photographe

Nationality

Polish

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Jan Kosmowski was born in 1930, in Warsaw, Poland.

Died

He was died in 2018 (aged 88), in Poland.

Sun Sign

Unknown

Ethnicity

Mixed

Religion

Christianity

Education

Kosmowski studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother –Unknown
  • Siblings –Unknown

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jan Kosmowski has dated –

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  • Magdalena Abakanowicz – In 1950, Jan met Magdalena Abakanowicz in Warsaw and In 1956, they married. Jan and Magdalena Abakanowicz had no children. They lived together in Warsaw until his death.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.70 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 60 kg
  • In Pounds – 132 lbs

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a size 9.5 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Jan became known  for being the husband of Magdalena Abakanowicz, a Polish Sculptor and fiber artist. Her works include monumental outdoor installations such as Agora in Chicago and Birds of Knowledge of Good and Evil in Milwaukee, as well as smaller-scale sculptures that explore themes of identity, memory, and nature. Jan Kosmowski worked as a graphic designer for various publications and institutions.

Jan Kosmowski Net worth

Jan Kosmowski has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars as of 2024.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jan Kosmowski

  • Kosmowski is a talented civil engineer. He worked as a graphic designer for various publications and institutions, such as the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Polish Radio and Television, and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
  • He also designed posters, logos, book covers, and stamps. He was known for his minimalist and geometric style, influenced by Bauhaus and constructivism.
  • Jan renowned for being the spouse of the late Polish sculptor and fiber artist, Magdalena Abakanowicz who inspired by the organic forms and textures of fiber, which she saw as a metaphor for life and humanity.
  • The civil engineer was also a talented photographer who documented his wife’s artistic process and works. He took thousands of photographs of her sculptures and installations, both in the studio and in public spaces.
  • His photographs are an invaluable source of information and inspiration for scholars and admirers of Magdalena Abakanowicz’s art.
  • Jan supported his wife’s artistic career and acted as her business manager, engineering consultant, and photographer.
  • Kosmowski also helped her with the technical aspects of her sculptures, such as welding, casting, and installing.
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