I know his art has been posted on here before, but I wanted to make my own post dedicated to such an extraordinary artist.
He had no formal training as an artist, but is still regarded highly for his grim, surrealist and abstract drawings.
Beksinski hated silence, and always created his art while listening to classical music, although he was also a fan of Rock music.
Beksinski was no stranger to tragedy, having lost his wife in 1998, and having found his own son after he committed suicide on Christmas Eve 1999.
Despite the grim nature of his work, Beksinski himself was actually quite pleasant to be around. He enjoyed conversation, and was actually quite shy, often avoiding public events such as the opening for his own paintings.
He cited music as his main inspiration for most of his drawings and paintings. He rarely, if ever visited museums, and was hardly influenced by cinema or the work of other artists.
He never named any of his works, all of them distinguished simply as "Beksinski-1" so on and so forth. He avoided any analysis of his work, and dismissed any idea from others about what his work "meant", stating "I cannot conceive of a sensible statement on painting"
One of the most famous aspects of his paintings is known as the "Beksinski Cross", seen in multiple works.
On February 21st, 2005, Zdzislaw Beksinski was stabbed to death by Robert Kupiec, the teenage son of his long time caretaker, for refusing to loan Robert money. Robert was sentenced to 25 years in prison in November of 2006, an accomplice was also sentenced to 5 years.
Though he's gone, he leaves behind hundreds of works as a testament to his legacy, and through his art, he will be remembered long after many would've been forgotten.