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


Portrait of Jerzy Lubomirski Portrait of Unknown Man Portrait of a Girl

"Portrait of Jerzy Lubomirski", 1866, oil on canvas, 75 x 61.7 cm, National Museum, Wroclaw
"Portrait of Unknown Man", 1860, oil on cardboard, 31.5 x 23 cm, National Museum, Wroclaw
"Portrait of a Girl", 1867, oil on panel, 18.6 x 13.8 cm, private collection

Dignitary Visitor in the Studio Father's Admonition

"Dignitary", 1864, oil on cardboard, 22.5 x 13 cm, National Museum, Wroclaw
"Visitor in the Studio", 1867, oil on panel, 35 x 26.5 cm, private collection
"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 First Exercices Expedition

"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", from the cycle The Nobleman's Education, 1858, watercolour on paper, 30.8 x 25.5 cm, National Museum, Wroclaw

[...] 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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