Krzysztof Izdebski-Cruz is an artist concentrating solely on classical painting, working with oil and pastels. He relates to Renaissance paintings in his work, adopting classical, allegoric or symbolic subjects. He is recognised as one of the "New Old Masters" (as defined by Donald Kuspit). He signs his paintings in mirror writing - 'Kriz Cruz' - antedating them by 100 years. He lives and works in both Gdańsk and the seaside resort of Sopot.