Zbigniew Kopania Henry was born in Lodz, Poland. Having graduated from secondary schools in 1969, he became a student at the state theatrical, television, and film college, the Faculty of Camera-Works. Included among its distinguished alumni is Roman Polanski.
Together with film and photographic activities, he cultivated paintings in the department of Art. The early stage of his painting was under the guidance of Dr. K. Zwolinska and J. Mierzejewski, a renowned painter in Poland and abroad.
After graduating in 1974, Kopania began work as a cameraman, making both documentaries and feature films. He did not neglect his painting, however; when interest in his oil paintings began to grow, he abandoned his work in film.
Zbigniew’s paintings, characterized by a very high realism and some of them deserve to be called hyper-realistic. The artist often uses thick paint and numerous impasto glazing, which contributes to the final effect for produced works. His paintings can almost always be seen in excellent color saturation, high contrast and carefully worked out details.
His works are in private collections in Poland and in many countries around the World.