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The fifth album in our popular FOTO RETRO series focuses on Warsaw in the last decade of the Polish People’s Republic before the fall of communism.
Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski was a leading representative of Polish artists associated with Munich. His was passionate about realistic, but also idyllic scenes from country life including its culture of leisure time, rather than labour.
Another book in our “black trilogy” which began with In the Accursed Mountains, featuring European vampires.
Jan Matejko was one of the greatest Polish painters and a winner of multiple awards and accolades. He was a member of several Dine Arts Societies and academic institutions. In 1878 the Cracow city council, acting on behalf of the entire nation, presented him with a sceptre symbolizing his reign in the field of arts. His works including large-size historical paintings as well as smaller illustrations of Poland’s history met with great interest and shaped the imagination and historical awareness of many generations. Matejko is the author of over 300 paintings and 3,000 drawings.