Jozef Petruk studied at the City College of Fine Arts under Professor Jacek Pugeta and Dr. Magdalena Wiecek in 1963-1969. His sculptural work takes on various forms: monuments, sculptures, tombs, busts, bas-reliefs, plaques, small sculptures, medals and award orders. The artist is also active in the fields of drawing, graphic design and painting. His work has been presented in over twenty solo exhibitions in Poland and abroad as well as at many prestigious group exhibitions. At the University of Arts in Poznan he is a Professor Titular in the Department of Sculpture and Dean of the Department of Art Education, he is also the Head of the Department of Sculpture at the University of Fine Arts in Poznan. He has won numerous sculpture contests and the recipient of prestigious awards, among others, from the Ministry of Culture and Arts.