Friday, January 6, 2023

Wojciech Weiss

Wojciech Weiss (1875 –1950) was a prominent Polish painter and draughtsman of the Young Poland movement.

Half-nude in beret, ca. 1925
Weiss was born in Bukovina to a Polish family in exile. He gave up music training to study art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków under Leon Wyczółkowski. Weiss originally painted historical or mythological paintings, but later switched to Expressionism after being profoundly influenced by Stanisław Przybyszewski.

Semi-Nude Woman", c. 1940

Weiss later became a member of the Vienna Secession. He was one of the first Polish Art Nouveau poster designers. Near the end of his life, he made several significant contributions to paintings of the Socialist realism in Poland.

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