Portrait of a Woman

012011   Henryk PIĄTKOWSKI [4.08.1853- 3.06.1932] Portrait of a Woman
oil on panel, 14 x 18,5 cm, signed c.l. "H. Piątkowski"

Henryk PIĄTKOWSKI [1853-1932] came from Kiev. He studied in St.Petersburg and later Warsaw. In the studio of Rafal Hadziewicz he befriended Josef Chelmonski and Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski. Between 1872 and 1875 he continued education in Munich, first in Technische Malschule, in the studio of Alexander Wagner and in the school of composition under Karl von Piloty. Piątkowski stayed in touch with Polish artists, gathered around Josef Brandt. In 1875 he went to Paris with Josef Chelmonski. The time spent in Paris helped Piatkowski to gain artistic autonomy. In addition, he spent several month in London, where he carried out private commissions. Piatkowski exhibited his works at the Salons in Paris, Warsaw, Moscow, and St. Petersburg. He painted religious and historical paintings, landscapes, genre scenes and portraits.

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