Artist, painter, professor of fine arts. Born on 6 August 1945 in Ostrołęka.
Studies: Painting Faculty (1963–1969) PWSSP, Gdańsk – formerly State Higher School of Fine Arts, later as Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. He studied painting in at prof. Kazimierz Śramkiewicz (drawing), prof. Stanisław Teisseyer and prof. Jacek Żuławski (painting).
At the Fine Arts Academy in Gdańsk, between 1971–74 as an assistant, 1974–79 as a senior assistant professor, 1986–92 a PhD, since 1993 a professor. Since 1989 he is a director of painting department. Since 2003 – an expert of artistic schools commission. In 2005 he was an expert of the Ministry of Education and Sport in the field of painting. Since 1996 he conducts graduation workshop of painting.
Mieczysław Olszewski masters easel painting, monumental painting, books illustrations, newspaper illustrations, sculpture from ready objects.
Easel painting: since 1969 the series of hundreds of paintings entitled “Act”.
Monumental painting: dozens of realized works – frescos, sgraffitos, murals, mosaics (among others Sea Station in Gdynia”, Polmozbyt in Gdańsk, “Kamena” café, restaurants “Podmiejska”, “Myśliwska”, “Delfin” in Gdynia.
Newspaper illustration: since 1970 cooperation with “Szpilki” magazine, “Kamena”, “Kultura i ty”, “Pardon”. Since 2001 with “Głos Wybrzeża”.
Book illustrations: hundreds of illustrations in books: Dzika mrówka , Wronie oko , Leśny goniec , Fort nad Athabaska , Przygody dzielnego mary narza , Nieprzyjemne prawdy , Moda na nostalgię , Trwać poza rajem .
Projects of tapestries for Pomeranian Philharmonics in Bydgoszcz (1978–1985) Projects of tapestries commissioned by Mikołaj Górecki Ad matrem 400 × 250 and Ad martem 200 × 125; Marte Nostrum 350 × 250, Lapidarium 300 × 150 Moreover: projects of posters, theatre programs, invitations, scenography.
His works are in private collections in Poland and abroad: National Museum in Gdańsk, National Museum in Szczecin, District Museum in Toruń, Potato Museum in Munich, Museum of Caricature in Warsaw, Grabowo, Skopje, Amsterdam.