Marceli Derengowski pursued his studies in drawing, painting and sculpture at the state secondary school in Szczecin,
Teacher Training College Drawing, Painting Department, in Katowice and at Gdansk College of Education where he gained
master degree in Department of Art Education . In 1979 he takes PhD degree in Education at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.

He taught drawing, aesthetics and advertising for many years in secondary schools in Gniezno's area. His own paintings, mainly landscape, have been shown at individual and group exhibitions in Poland and abroad since 1950.
He particularly enjoys working with young people. In 1980 he established the first amateur artist's club in the Municipal Cultural Centre in Gniezno, which he ran himself until 1998.

Since 2000 he creates his oil painting a definitive style which gave name "figurative abstraction". He presents his works in own gallery "art Marcello gallery", where in "Garden of Arts" one can find a lot of sculptures. He is interested in graphics and watercolour also. In this last technique he is resting and experimenting.

Editorial house Gaudentinum published in 2005 his album 'Szkice Gniezna i okolic' (eng. "Sketchs of Gniezno and Outskirts").

On 21st of February 2010 he was distinguished honourable decoration Merit for Polish Culture.

On 29st of April 2019 he received from Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland Medal for Merit to Culture - Gloria Artis

From the Author

My panting, which is significant part of my life, has always been changing and is changing by the influence of events. It was a reflection of reality once. Today it has shape of figurative abstraction, as I name it. In my language of painting I'm putting emphasis on colour and shape, symbolism and meaning of signs. Now I am painting flat but in space. I want to arouse in viewers a particular mood in viewers, reflecting my own nature. I think that in my painting I feel free, unrestricted by any rules. I want to express what I feel living in world in humane and ethical manner.