Natan Kryszk

He is a saxophonist, painter and sculptor. Born and raised in Warsaw, where he graduated from the Jewish Lauder-Morasha elementary school, the Wojciech Gerson State High School of Fine Arts, and then the sculpture department at the Academy of Fine Arts.

One of the founders of the Pokusa trio (Olter / Bryndal / Kryszk) which has performed at many festivals, such as Niewinni Czarodzieje, Jazz Jantar or Fama, and at many clubs. He is actively involved in the creation of the Warsaw improvised stage by taking part in the Impro Mitting series, as well as Ray Dickaty’s Warsaw Improvised Orchestra. He plays in a duet with Bruno Jasieński and many other experimental ensembles. He collaborates with various bands on recordings and concerts. He took part in dance performances by Irad Mazaliacha and Marta Ziółek.

Through paintings, sculptures and multimedia performances, he tries to save from oblivion figures of Jewish origin, such as for example his ancestor Samuel Goldfam – an outstanding doctor, music lover, patron and collector of art. The video-performance by Natan and his mother, Maryla Musidłowska, “Symptom of Goldflam”, was presented during the Shavuot cultural and educational marathon organised by the Warsaw Jewish Community Center in May 2020. Natan also devoted his works to Goldflam and Abraham Ostrzega, a Polish sculptor of Jewish origin, at the exhibition “Love. Hope. Faith. In honor of …” at the Exhibition Bureau in Warsaw in 2019. The pandemic thwarted his plans to organise an exhibition in Israel about the Samuel Goldflam’s collection of paintings, which the latter donated in 1932 to the State of Israel.