Kristof began his artistic career in Warsaw, Poland where he attended the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. He graduated in 1982 with a Masters Degree in graphic design. Kristof worked as a graphic designer throughout Europe while honing his skills as a fine artist. An avid sportsman and former member of the Polish National Sailing Team, he naturally gravitated to painting images of the sports he loved. From sailing to skiing, tennis and golf, the artist captures the fluidity of movement in his unique style. The Polish Postal Service commissioned the artist to design sports related images for national stamps. Kristof and his wife Noemi, also a third generation professional artist, arrived in the United States in the early 1990’s and settled in South Florida. There they quickly became known for their work in Trompe L’oeil and numerous exhibitions at leading galleries throughout Florida ensued. Noemi’s still life pieces have gone from classical renderings to explosive, colorful contemporary realism. The viewer can almost taste the flavor of the subject while smelling the aromatic scents wafting from the images.
The couple relocated to the picturesque town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado in 2009, so that Kristof could return to his love of snow skiing. Both artists discovered a new passion; that of painting the horse. Noemi interpreting her subject in her infamous classical style, while Kristof transferred his love of speed, fluidity of movement and excitement to his depiction of the sport of kings, polo. Their works can be seen in numerous galleries in Aspen and Vail, Colorado and in the permanent collections of several prominent Aspenites.