Caziel (Kazimierz Józef Zielenkiewicz) was a Polish artist who lived and worked in Paris during the inter-war period, working alongside a number of important figures of the School of Paris.
Caziel developed an individual and colourful form of cubist abstraction. During the 1950s, Caziel’s paintings evolved into rigorous geometrical patterns, anticipating his pure abstract works of the 1960s.
In 1966 and 1968 Caziel had two successful solo exhibitions at the Grabowski Gallery in London, and exhibited work at the Royal Academy of Arts.
In 1969 he moved to Somerset and was naturalised as British citizen in 1975. In Somerset, during the last years of his life, Caziel continued to explore Abstraction until his death in 1988. He believed in the healing power of art and therefore in its value to mankind. His remarkable legacy of paintings and drawings is a testament to his belief.