Oil painting -> List of Painters -> Wojciech Kossak

Early Days:

   Wojciech Kossak (Paris, France, December 31, 1857 – July 29, 1942, Krakow, Poland) was a Polish painter and associate of the celebrated Kossak family of painters and writers. He was the son of painter Juliusz Kossak, the twin brother of freedom fighter Tadeusz Kossak, and the father of painter Jerzy Kossak.

Wojciech Kossak

 

Personal Details

Name

Wojciech Kossak

Place of birth

Paris, France

Date of Birth

December 31, 1857

Date of Death

July 29, 1942, Krakow

Nationality

Polish

Field

Polish painter

Museum

National Museum, Warsaw

Works

Kossak's Piłsudski on Horseback, 1928, The Racławice Panorama



Career:

   Wojciech Kossak's historical painting was very different in style and subject matter from that of his predecessor Jan Matejko's. Kossak belonged to a new generation of Polish battle-scene artists influenced by the work of his father Juliusz. However, similar to Matejko, he is known for depicting the history of Polish armed struggle and notable Polish battles of Central and Eastern Europe against the foreign oppressors.

Works Of Wojciech Kossak:

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