Olga Boznanska

Olga Boznanska (Krakaw 1865 - Paris 1940), Polish woman painter.

Daughter of railway engineer Adam Nowina Boznanski and Eugenia Mondan. Boznanska learnt drawing from Siedlecki and Pochwalski, she was also a student of Adrian Baraniecki School for Women. From 1886-1890 studied in private schools of Kricheldorf and Duerr in Munich. Since then devotes herself mostly to portraits, still lives and occasionally landscapes. Her most famous portrait of a child Girl with Chrysanthemums fascinated her contemporaries by its symbolist atmosphere and psychological insight. In 1938 she was awarded the Order of Polonia Restituta.