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Another mini-album in the Painting series is dedicated to the works of Aleksander Gierymski – one of the most outstanding artists associated with Polish realism and impressionism.
Alfred Lenica ( 1899-1977) is considered one of the most significant artists of the Polish 20th century avant-garde. He was a co-founder of the 4F + R Group, participated in the 1st Exhibition of Modern Art in Poland, was a member of the Cracow Group, friend of Tadeusz Kantor, Jerzy Kujawski and Erna Rosenstein; his works were exhibited at numerous art shows in Poland and abroad, and he is credited with painting the very first Polish picture in the Tachisme style as well as a large-size painting in the UN Building in Geneva. He was no less successful as a family man: his son Jan became an eminent poster illustrator, and his daughter Danuta, a talented book illustrator and a professional pianist, married one of the greatest Polish contemporary writers, Tadeusz Konwicki.
Teodor Axentowicz (1859–1938) – painter, graphic designer, and draughtsman, professor and the first elected rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. Born to a noble Polish Armenian family, who settled in Lviv when he was three.
The thirty-third album in the series on Polish painting presents the life and art of one of the most outstanding Polish female painters – Anna Bilińska.
Stanisław Bohusz-Siestrzeńcewicz (1869–1927) – polski malarz, rysownik, ilustrator książek i czasopism. Absolwent malarstwa Akademii Sztuk Pięknych w Petersburgu oraz paryskiej prywatnej szkoły malarskiej Académie Julian.
Olga Boznańska – the most eminent Polish female painter of the Young Poland period, associated with realism and impressionism. Known for astonishing portraits, as well as still lifes, studies of rooms, and landscapes.
Józef Chełmoński — a prominent painter and illustrator, one of the leading representatives of Polish realism. Although criticised in his homeland, he earned the recognition he deserved in Paris, where he showcased his paintings depicting the everyday life of the Polish countryside and dynamic representations of galloping horse carts.
Józef Czapski (1896–1993) – writer, columnist, art critic, painter, and draughtsman, co-founder of the Parisian monthly “Kultura”, an icon of the Polish intelligentsia in exile. At first, he filled his paintings with colour, following the aesthetics of the Kapists; then – intrigued by expressionism and branded with war experiences – he turned his focus to the tragedy of individuals functioning in dull reality.
Edward Dwurnik (1943–2018) is one of the most famous Polish painters. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, presented with multiple awards and distinctions, laureate of e.g. the Solidarity Independent Culture Committee Award (1983) and the Contemporary Art Foundation Award (1992).
Julian Fałat (1853–1929) – an artist of the Young Poland movement, representative of landscape and genre painting. Graduate of the School of Fine Arts in Kraków and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.
The album presents the works by painter and draughtsman Konrad Krzyżanowski (1872–1922). He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg, where he got interested in portrait and landscape painting and started to develop his unmistakable dynamic style.