|Painting by Zdzisław Beksiński|
He didn't frequent museums, was too shy to attend his own gallery openings, and didn't take inspiration from movies. He said his inspiration came from classical music, which he always had playing when he worked.
He didn't put titles on his paintings, because he didn't want them to be misinterpreted. Although most people find his work disturbing, he believed his work was optimistic or even humorous. Unfortunately he was savagely murdered in his old age.