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About Waldemar Januszczak - Art Critic and Documentary Producer

sajju Published On Tue Jul 27 2021   Modified On Tue Jul 27 2021
About Waldemar Januszczak - Art Critic and Documentary Producer

Waldemar Januszczak is a renowned British award-winning art critic and documentary producer and presenter. He is a graduate of the University of Manchester.

In fact, he began his career in 1990 with The Guardians and then joined The Sunday Times as an art critic. As a result of his hard work, he received the Critics of the Year Award twice. 

Early Life:

The English art critic and documentary producer, Waldemar Januszczak was born on 12th January 1954 in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, the UK. He was born to Polish refugees who came to England after World War 2. His father was a policeman in Sanok who died at the age of 57 when a train ran over him at Basingstoke railway station. 

He was just a year old when this incident happened. Similarly, his mother used to work as a dairymaid. According to his DOB, he belongs to the horoscope of Capricorn. By nationality, he is a British citizen and belongs to the white ethnicity. 


Regarding his academics, Januszczak studied in St. Anne's (Roman Catholic) Primary School in Caversham, Berkshire. Later, he attended Divine Mercy College, a school for the children of Polish refugees. After that, he enrolled at the University of Manchester to study the history of art.

Personal Life; Wife & Kids:

Waldemar Januszczak exchanged the wedding vows with his beloved wife, Yumi Ktayama who is an artist by profession. He preferred to keep the details regarding his wedding hidden. 

Waldemar Januszczak with his wife and kids Source: [email protected]

Following their marriage, the couple welcomed two beautiful daughters named Mercedes Januszczak and Inez Januszczak. According to his Twitter account, one of his daughters is getting a MA degree from Westminster University.

Professional Life & Career:

Soon after his graduation, he began working for The Guardian as an art critic and arts editor. Then, he joined the UK's Channel 4 TV network as the head of arts in 1990. After two years, in 1992, the documentary producer joined The Sunday Times as an art critic. 

Waldemar Januszczak, the art critic Source: [email protected]

Furthermore, he was awarded the title of Critic of the Year twice. Waldemar has also made appearances on programs including The Culture Show and Newsnight Review

Moreover, some of his documentaries include The Art Mysteries (2020), Handmade in Bolton (2019) Holbein: Eye of the Tudors (2015), The Dark Ages: An Age of Light (2012), Impressionists Painting and Revolution (2011), and many more.

What is his net worth today?

According to Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Waldemar Januszczak has a net worth of $1.5 million approximately. Thus, he is considered to be one of the richest critics and famous people. 

Social Media:

The Sculpture Diaries documentary producer is active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter.

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