Artur Grottger .........(1)
(Ottyniowice, Podole November 11, 1837 - December 13, 1867 Amelie-les-Bains)


Father's Admonition Last Admonition First Exercices

"Father's Admonition", from the cycle The Nobleman's Education, 1858, watercolour on paper, 30.7 x 25.4 cm, National Museum, Wroclaw
"Last Admonition", from the cycle The Nobleman's Education, 1858, watercolour on paper, 30.5 x 25.4 cm, National Museum, Wroclaw
"First Exercices", from the cycle The Nobleman's Education, 1858, watercolour on paper, 30.4 x 25.6 cm, National Museum, Wroclaw

Expedition Portrait of a Girl with a Medallion Portrait of Maria Sawiczewska, Artist's Sister

"Expedition", from the cycle The Nobleman's Education, 1858, watercolour on paper, 30.8 x 25.5 cm, National Museum, Wroclaw
"Portrait of a Girl with a Medallion", 1865, oil on canvas, 54.7 x 44 cm, National Museum, Wroclaw
"Portrait of Maria Sawiczewska, Artist's Sister", c. 1863-64, oil on panel, 63 x 49 cm, National Museum, Warsaw

Portrait of a Bearded Man In a Stable Attack of Swedes on a German Village

"Portrait of a Bearded Man", oil on canvas, 53 x 39.5 cm, private collection
"In a Stable", c. 1860, oil on canvas, 32 x 39 cm, private collection
"Attack of Swedes on a German Village", 1854 or 1855, watercolour on paper, 40 x 53.5 cm, private collection

[...] Artur Grottger, [...] the significance of his art for national consciousness is comparable only with the impact of the great Matejko canvases. Alongside a modest number of paintings, the most important achievement of his short life are cycles of drawings whose themes are connected with the events of the 1863 January Uprising: Warsaw I, Warsaw II, Polonia, Lithuania, and War. The simple crayon technique and the small scale of the Grottger cartoons are supported by a photographic reproduction technique, which, despite censorship restrictions, assured widespread reception. By combining poetic symbolism with epic narration, creating heroes both typical and ideal, and transforming a contemporary uprising into a holy timeless war, Grottger, as no other artist, contributed to building a complex of Polish myths and patriotic-martyrological stereotypes, always revived at times of threat. [*]

Artist’s paintings in: malarze.com

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

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