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Marian Czapla is a Polish painter and graphic artist.Born on July 28, 1946 in Gacki near Szydłów, Czapla graduated from the School of Plastic Arts in Kielce. He then attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and was a pupil of Stefan Gierowski (painting), Halina Chrostowska, and Joseph Pakulski (graphics).Czapla co-founded the art group Simplex S4, of which he was a member from 1974 to 1979. Since 1972 he has been a professor of painting at his former university. His works have been displayed at many solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. The National Museum in Kielce held an exhibition from May 24 to July 28, 2002 which featured 155 pieces from three decades of Czapla's work.He currently lives in Warsaw, and since 1979 he has been an Honorary Citizen of the municipality of Szydłów.