Jozef Chelmonski .........(1)
(Boczki near Lowicz 7 November 1849 - 6 April 1914 Kuklowka near Grodzisko Mazowieckie)


Indian Summer On a Hunt Decoy Ducks on the Lake

"Indian Summer", 1884-85, gouache, ink on paper, 20.5 x 34.5 cm, Museum of Art, Lodz
"On a Hunt", study, 1875, oil on canvas, 88 x 161 cm, private collection
"Decoy Ducks on the Lake", oil on canvas, 22 x 35 cm, private collection

Smigus-Dyngus (Wet Monday, Dyngus Day) In a Stable Quadriga

"Smigus-Dyngus (Wet Monday, Dyngus Day)", 1886, gouache, ink on paper, 34 x 43.8 cm, private collection
"In a Stable", 1872, oil on canvas, 88 x 117 cm, private collection
"Quadriga", Paris 1882, 61 x 93 cm, private collection

Landscape Hanging Ducks Portrait of a Man

"Landscape", 1913, oil on canvas, 34.5 x 56 cm, National Museum, Warsaw
"Hanging Ducks", 1879, oil on cardboard, 49,5 x 59,5 cm, National Museum, Cracow
"Portrait of a Man", 1885, oil on panel, 18 x 10 cm, National Museum, Cracow

Jozef Chelmonski owed his Parisian career to his celebrated horse-drawn "troikas" and "foursomes", which appear to rush straight at the spectator, and which were regarded by the local buyers as picturesque and exotic. [...] the evolution of paintings by Chelmonski, who abandoned Parisian life and settled in a country estate near Lowicz. Here his art slowly rid itself of anecdotes and facile effects, and became increasingly permeated by admiration for Nature in all of its symptoms, even most modest, and expressed love of Nature and its life, reflected in each blade of grass, flock of soaring cranes, or birds seeking shelter during a winter storm. [*]

Artist’s paintings in: malarze.com

Artist biography at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Józef_Chełmoński

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