Saturday, November 23, 2013

Wojciech Weiss



View of Giewont, 1899



Sunset, circa 1902

Fears 1905

Landscape, 1936


Seascape,  1938


A View from the Window


 Wojciech Weiss 1950 - Poranne słońce nad Barbakanem, 1950


Wojciech Weiss (1875 – 1950) was a prominent Polish painter and draughtsman of theYoung Poland movement. Weiss was born in Bukovina to a Polish family in exile. He gave up music training to study art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakówunder Leon Wyczółkowski. Weiss originally painted historical or mythological paintings, but later switched to Expressionism after being profoundly influenced by Stanisław Przybyszewski. Weiss later became a member of the Vienna Secession. He was one of the first Polish Art Nouveau poster designers. 
Near the end of his life, he made several significant contributions to paintings of the Socialist realism in Poland. (more on wikipedia)