Franciszek Smuglewicz

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Birthday
6, 1745
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Sep 18, 1807 (61)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
6, 1745
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Sep 18, 1807 (61)

About

Polish-Lithuanian draughtsman and painter who influenced the development of modern Lithuanian art. He was considered to be one of the spiritual fathers of Jan Matejko's school of painting.

Before Fame

He studied fine arts in Rome under the tutelage of Anton von Maron.

Trivia

He was known for his historical paintings, which became quite popular in Poland during his lifetime.

Family Life

He was the brother of Antoni Smuglewicz. His father Lukasz was also a painter who achieved some recognition during his lifetime.

Associated With

He and Roman Opalka were fellow Polish painters.