Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Teodor Axentowicz

Teodor Axentowicz was a Polish painter of Armenian descent * , illustrator and graphic artist , professor and rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.

Poster design for the third Stzuka exhibition , Krakow, 1899, Litograph ( Sepia ) , Krakow National Museum

Educated in Munich and Paris where he stayed for a dozen or so years, after his Education worked as an illustrator for magazines and doing copies of paintings by old masters, such as Botticelli and Titian. In the years 1890-1899 made ​​several trips to London and Rome, where he painted portraits of women and Polish aristocracy.According to Jan Cavanaugh Around 1890s Teodor Axentowicz was one of the twelve key of Polish Modernist were in Paris.[1]

In 1910 became rector of the Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1928 an honorary member of the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts in Warsaw.

He exhibited his works for Poland Pavion include in Berlin (1896, 1913)
, St. Louis (1904), Munich (1905, 1935), London (1906), Vienna (1908), Rome (1911), Venice (1914, 1926), Paris (1921), Chicago (1927), Prague (1927).[2]


* Ararat, Volume 31 (Armenian General Benevolent Union of America, 1990 )
[1] Out looking in: early modern Polish art, 1890-1918 by: Jan Cavanaugh
[2] Early Polish modern art: unity in multiplicity by : Marek Bartelik

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