Who is Zygmunt Andrychiewicz?

Zygmunt Andrychiewicz (27 May 1861, Justynów – 1943, Warta or Małków) was a Polish painter of portraits, landscapes and genre scenes.

He began his studies at the Warsaw School of Drawing while keen as a decorative painter. From 1884 to 1886, thanks to a scholarship from the “Towarzystwo Zachęty Sztuk Pięknych [pl]” (Society for Encouragement of the Fine Arts), he was able to continue his studies at the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts bearing in mind Władysław Łuszczkiewicz and Izydor Jabłoński.

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From 1887 to 1892, another scholarship enabled him to amass Paris, where he attended the Académie Colarossi and the Académie Julian, under the executive of William-Adolphe Bouguereau and Tony Robert-Fleury and shared a studio taking into consideration Władysław Ślewiński. He had major showings at the Exposition Universelle (1889) and the Exposition Universelle (1900), as with ease as in Poland at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in 1886.

From 1899 to 1918, he divided his period between Poland and France and made several visits to Italy. After 1918, he settled in Warsaw, where he became a drawing instructor at a girls’ school and gave private lessons in his studio.

After his retirement, he bought a house in the village of Małków, near his birthplace, and continued to paint landscapes. In 1929, he had a major showing at the “General National Exhibition [pl]” in Poznań; celebrating ten years of Polish independence.

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