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Józef
Pankiewicz

Poland 
1866−1940
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Born in Lublin, Poland. He studied at the Warsaw art school in B. Gerson, and A. Kaminsky and from 1885 in the St. Petersburg Academy of arts. Returning to Warsaw, he became friends with A. Gierymski and entered into the Association "Sitelets", which also included S. Witkiewicz and A. Siecinski. In 1889 in Paris became interested in the works of the Impressionists. In 1890 first exhibited in Warsaw his impressionistic works. Travelled much, a trip to Italy and France. In 1897 he became a member of the Tov-VA Polish artists. In 1906 he became a Professor of the Krakow Academy of arts. In 1925 he moved to Paris , where he organized and headed the branch of the Krakow Academy of arts. He had exceptional talent as a teacher, knew perfectly the ancient and modern European art. His disciples, including the Paris colorists and members of the Paris Committee identified the development of the Polish art for many years. Works are in many museums of Poland.

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