Andrzej Pitynski was born in Ulanów, Poland in 1947. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland, Pitynski emigrated to the United States in the mid-1970s. Since 1980 he has been employed by the Johnson Atelier as Supervisor of the Modeling, Enlarging, and Mold Making departments.
Pitynski’s parents were partisans, as were other relatives who fought and sacrificed for their country’s freedom. While growing up, he and his family personally experienced persecution by the Communists. Pitynski has been a devoted advocate in support of Poland’s quest for justice and democracy. In recognition of his commendable devotion and talents, he has received many honors, inlcuding in 1996 the ‘Commander Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland’.