Antoni Kozakiewicz

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"Spring" (Polish: Wiosna ), oil on canvas, before 1900
“On the street” (Polish: Na ulicy), oil on wood, 1891

Antoni Kozakiewicz (* 1841 in Cracow ; † January 3, 1929 there ) was a Polish painter of realism .


From 1857 to 1866 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow under professors Władysław Łuszczkiewicz and Feliks Szynalewski . He participated in the January riot and was imprisoned. After his release he went to Vienna in 1868 to continue his studies at the Academy of Arts there. With the help of an imperial scholarship, he then studied in Munich , where he settled permanently. Here he developed his traditional painting style. Kozakiewicz was an active member of the Polish art scene around Józef Brandt in Munich; he was friends with Roman Kochanowski . In 1900 he returned to Poland and lived in Warsaw for five years . Eventually he moved to Szczawnica .

Kozakiewicz painted historical scenes (including the January Uprising), landscapes and portraits . In addition, there were colorful and folkloric paintings from rural village life, where gypsies and Jews are often discussed. His pictures have received various awards at exhibitions, for example in Vienna, Munich and Berlin. Many buyers came from Germany, Austria, England and the USA.

Individual evidence

  1. according to Jerzy Ficowski, Cyganie w Polsce. Dzieje i obyczaje, ISBN 9788322323205 , Interpress publishing house, 1989
  2. according to Ezra Mendelsohn, Painting a People. Maurycy Gottlieb and Jewish Art , Brandeis University, Lebanon 2002, p. 77

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