Jan Matejko

Three rather splendid paintings by the much-loved Polish artist, Jacek Malczewski. Click on any image to enlarge.

Matejko Battle of Grunwald

Jan Matejko’s painting, Battle of Grunwald. Painted in 1878 and currently on display at the Museum of Warsaw.

Jan Matejko (1838–1893) was a Polish painter known for paintings of notable historical Polish political and military events. His works include large oil on canvas paintings such as Astronomer Copernicus, Union of Lublin, the Battle of Grunwald, and murals in St. Mary’s Basilica in Krakow. If you ask any Pole to name their favourite Polish artist most will put Jan Matejko at the top of their list.

Jan Matejko Christianity Poland

The superb painting ‘The bringing of Christianity to Poland’ by Jan Matejko. Painted in 1888 and currently on display in Warsaw.

Jan Matejko Poznan

Jan Matejko’s oil painting ‘The Founding of the Lubranski Academy in Poznan’. Painted in 1886.

Related page on Polish Poland: a list of great Polish artists (painters).

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