Paintings reproductions - Jan Styka
Jan Styka (born April 8, 1858 in Lviv, died April 11, 1925 in Rome) is the author of religious, historical and battle paintings, creator of four panoramas, including the co-founder of Panorama Racławicka.
He showed his love for painting as a child. However, the Polish painter and book illustrator had to go a long way for his work to become respected. Although the painter's father, a government official, strongly opposed his son's artistic career, Jan overcame all adversities, including financial ones. Although Lviv may not have seemed the best place for a painter, young Styka went to Vienna to study. Shortly after the end of his first year, the artist's father died, and he himself was left without a livelihood. So he returned to Vienna, where he lived with his friend Krudowski, a novice composer.
Many of the author's paintings were framed, and he himself left the world in great artistic glory.
Selected images: Golgotha, Regina Poloniale, Christ distributes bread to the multitudes, Polonia, White Polish eagle on the French front,