Franciszek Smuglewicz

1745-1807 Poland-Lithuania/Classicism

 

Brief Biography-Franciszek Smuglewicz was born in Warsaw in 1745. He learned the classical style in Rome, where he spent two decades from 1763. Noted for historical works, the Academy of Saint Luke admitted him, and he later founded the Vilnius School of Art. He became a professor of painting at Vilnius University, a position succeeded by his student Jan Rustem.

 

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Scythian Emissaries
Meeting with Darius

Scythian Emissaries Meeting with Darius

Persian
Messengers

Persian Messengers unto the King of Ethiopia

Elena
Pototskaya

Elena Pototskaya with Masalsky

James Byres
and Family

James Byres and Family

Battle
of Warka

Battle of Warka

Lithuanian
Peasants

Lithuanian Peasants

Kosciuszko
taking the Oath

Kosciuszko taking the Oath at the Cracow Market Square