Jacek Malczewski

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Birthday
15, 1854
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Oct 8, 1929 (75)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1854
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Oct 8, 1929 (75)

About

Revered Polish painter whose work combined Symbolism with themes of Polish patriotism and martyrdom.

Before Fame

He began his art education at age seventeen in Krakow. From a young age, he infused his artistic work with elements of Polish folklore and landscape.

Trivia

His most famous works included "Błędne koło" ("Mad Circle") from 1897, "Melancholia" from 1894, and "Wizja" from 1912.

Family Life

His Polish patriot father Julian inspired him with tales of the November Uprising, and his uncle sparked his interest in natural landscapes.

Associated With

He and Joe Kubert both became world-renowned Polish artists.