Ukraine, Poland • 1860−1907

Biography and information

Stanislavsky (Stanislawski) Jan Grzegorz [12 (24) .6.1860, p. Olshana, now Cherkasy Oblast of the Ukrainian SSR, - 6.1.1907, Krakow], a Polish landscape painter, close to the aesthetic program of Young Poland. He studied in Warsaw under V. Gerson, at the School of Fine Arts in Krakow (1883-85) under V. Lushkevich and in Paris (1885-88), where he lived until 1895. From 1897 professor of the Academy of Arts in Krakow. Often been in Ukraine. The paintings of S. combine the principles of impressionism with the traditions of Polish painting in the 19th century; they are simple in their motives, full of space, light, air, radiance of pure colors ("Barn in Ukraine", after 1900, "Windmills", circa 1904, both in the National Museum, Krakow).

Jan Stanislavsky (Polish. Jan Stanisławski; genus. June 24, 1860. Olszana, Russian Empire - died. January 6, 1907. Krakow) - Polish artist.

J. Stanislavsky studied at the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Warsaw and in St. Petersburg. He studied painting in the class of Wojciech Gerson in Warsaw, then in the Krakow School of Fine Arts and in Paris under the guidance of the artist Emil Auguste Carolus-Durand. He was influenced by the work of Claude Monet. Since 1887 - Professor of the School (later - the Academy) of Fine Arts in Krakow. Along with teaching at the Academy, J.Stanislavsky was one of the founders and active participants of the Art Association of Polish Artists.

Stanislavsky is one of the largest representatives of Polish modernism. His brushes belong mainly landscapes - small, painted with bright colors, full of light. Ya.Stanislavsky tried to take his students to etudes on nature more often, away from boring academic classes.