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Jan Matejko Self-portrait 1892
Jan Matejko Self-portrait 1892


Jan Alojzy Matejko (About this sound Polish pronunciation ) (also known as Jan Mateyko; June 24, 1838[nb 1] – November 1, 1893) was a Polish painterknown for paintings of notable historical Polish political and military events.[2][3] His works include large oil on canvas paintings like Rejtan (1866), Union of Lublin (1869) or Battle of Grunwald (1878), numerous portraits, a gallery of Polish kings, and murals in St. Mary’s Basilica, Kraków. He is counted among the most famous Polish painters.[2][3][4]

Matejko spent most of his life in Kraków. His teachers at the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts included Wojciech Korneli Stattler and Władysław Łuszczkiewicz. Later, he became a director at this institution, which eventually was renamed to Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts. A number of his students became prominent painters themselves, including Maurycy Gottlieb, Jacek Malczewski, Józef Mehoffer and Stanisław Wyspiański.

I like Romance. He was a thoroughgoing Romantic.