Nudes by Boleslaw Cybis – Drawings and Paintings

All examples of nudes and semi-nudes by Boleslaw Cybis that have been found to date have been from the 1920s. With one exception, all of the photographs below are from auction listings at DESA Unicum in Warsaw, in their 2020 and/or 2021 sales.

Most of the titles below are descriptions only. Dimensions refer to the image size, unframed, and have been converted from the originally-cited metric.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This post contains images of original art depicting nude or semi-nude human figures, in naturalistic and/or abstract styles. 


Male nude next to easel, approximately 14” x 10”, watercolor and ink on paper. It is dated at the lower left: maj | 20 (March 1920)

Semi-nude female in high heels, 25” x 19”, sanguine crayon on paper. Dated upper right: 13-II-22 (February 13, 1922)

Male nude with staff, 1922, dimensions and media unknown

‘Maternity’, 12” x 16”, crayon, charcoal and watercolor on paper. Circa 1923.

Group of nude women bathing, gouache on paper, 11.5” x 14.5”. Initialed B. C. at upper left and dated 1923 at lower right. Photo from Doyle Galleries auction listing.

The photo of this pencil sketch of two women was only a thumbnail, so I have upsized it as much as I could before losing detail. Titled Kapiace sie, 1920 (“Bathing, 1920”), it is about 10.5” x 10”

Nude woman sitting under a plant or tree, 8.5” x 5.5”, circa 1925-1929. Watercolor, pencil and sepia on paper.

Semi-nude female with shawl, circa 1927-29; crayon and charcoal on paper, approximately 18” x 12”

Dancing figures, one of which is nude. Watercolor and pencil on paper, 9” x 12”.  No date cited but assumed to be circa 1920s.

Pregnant nude woman with basket of grapes, drypoint etching on /paper, approx. 6” x 4”. No date cited but assumed to be 1920s.

This drawing of a black nude woman appears on the reverse of the painting of a woman with dark hair and green dress, seen in the Paintings, Part Two post.


Female Nude and Wicker, woodcut on paper, 8” x 6”. Date unknown.


Nude woman on stairs, oil on canvas, 47.5” x 25”, mid-1920s


Nude boy in tree, media unknown, circa 1927. Dimensions unknown but it was fairly large.
It is seen above on display in a 2002 exhibit at the Polish National Museum in Warsaw.

This post concludes the Archive’s overview of original art by Boleslaw Cybis. Any future examples will be added to the appropriate decade’s post, except for nudes and semi-nudes which will be added here instead. All such additions will be noted in that month’s update on the New in the Cybis Archive page.

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