jeudi 25 avril 2013

Teodor Axentowicz | Polish-Armenian Academic painter

Teodor Axentowicz | Polish-Armenian Academic painter:
Teodor Axentowicz [1859-1938] was a Polish-Armenian painter and university professor. A renowned artist of his times, he was also the rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. As an artist, Axentowicz was famous for his portraits and subtle scenes of Hutsul life, set in the Carpathians.

In Paris, he received the prestigious title of Officier d'Académie Ordre des Palmes Académiques and Member of Académie des Beaux-Arts. In 1904 at the St. Louis World's Fair, Axentowicz received a Special Commemorative Award in recognition of distinguished service in connection with various national sections of the Department of Art.

In addition to Society of Polish Artists "Sztuka", he was also a member of the Vienna Secession, and Hagenbund.
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