Jacek Malczewski

1854-1929 Poland/Symbolism

 

Brief Biography-Jacek Malczewski was born in Radom, Poland in 1854. The writer and publicist Adolf Dygasiński first tutored him, and his principal art instruction was at the Academy of Fine Arts under Władysław Łuszczkiewicz. In 1875, he took lessons from Jan Matejko and on his advice, he went to Paris, where he entered the École des Beaux-Arts and the Académie Suisse. The artist Artur Grottger influenced him in Poland. Being his favourite motivation for subjects, Folklore gave him an interest in Greek mythology and biblical scenes, resulting in him travelling extensively for stimulus. In 1912 he became Rector of the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts, where he was a professor. Malczewski was the primary exponent of Symbolism in Poland. His works are on display throughout Europe, and his son Rafał Malczewski also became a successful painter.

 

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Adam Asnyk
with a Muse

Adam Asnyk with a Muse

Art in the
Backwater

Art in the Backwater

Angels with
Tobias

Angels with Tobias

Erasmus
Baracz

Erasmus Baracz

At the Stage-
The Survivors

At the Stage-The Survivors

Charles and Margaret
Lanckoronski

Charles and Margaret Lanckoronski

Christ in
Emmaus

Christ in Emmaus


Goddess in
Dziewannach

Goddess in Dziewannach

Hercules at the
Crossroads

Hercules at the Crossroads

Go over
Streams

Go over Streams

After
the Harvest

After the Harvest

Louis-Malczewski
Zelenskiego

Louis-Malczewski Zelenskiego


Nephews

Nephews



During

During


Relaxation

Relaxation


Melancholia

Melancholia

Out of the
Studio

Out of the Studio

Malarczyk and his
Muse -Whispers

Malarczyk and his Muse -Whispers

Rent
Penny-Triptych

Rent Penny-Triptych

Death
Ellenai

Death Ellenai

Self-
portrait

Self-portrait

Music
Boxes

Music Boxes

Tales
I

 Tales I

Vicious
Circle

Vicious Circle

The Moment of
Creation-

The Moment of Creation-Harpy in a Dream

Self-Portrait in
Yakutia Cap

Self-Portrait in Yakutia Cap

The Temptation
of Fortune

The Temptation of Fortune

The Inspiration
of the Painter

The Inspiration of the Painter

Unknown Note-S
Bryniarskiego

Unknown Note-Portrait of Stanislaw Bryniarskiego

Three Angels
with Tobias

Three Angels with Tobias