A "lyrical" painter - she painted flowers, landscapes, portraits. At a time when women were forbidden to enter higher schools of fine arts, she was able to master her painting craft to perfection, develop her own personal style and gain widespread recognition. She was among Polish artists the closest to impressionism, although she did not belong to any school, group, direction or current. She was pursuing her own vision of art. She offered intellectual and spiritual painting, based on refined and subtle colours. Her paintings are bright, luminous, very atmospheric. She is one of the greatest painters in history.
IMAGES BEHIND THE FOG
drawing lessons with Kazimierz Pochwalski. There was no question of studying at the School of Fine Arts, where under no circumstances were women accepted.
Olga Boznańska attended A. Baraniecki's courses, where she received a solid background in the workshop.
At the age of 21, Olga Boznańska began her studies in Munich - as a woman she was not admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts, so she studied in K. Kricheldorf's studio. That year she had her first exhibition in Cracow
She gave up her studies with the professors and rented her own studio in Munich. This year her exhibition was also held in Warsaw
exhibitions in Berlin and Warsaw, this year also the mother died
exhibitions in Berlin, Prague and Munich, where she received a gold medal. Whereas in Krakow the jury of the Society of Friends of Fine Arts rejected her painting
For "Portrait of painter Paweł Nauen" Olga Boznańska received a gold medal and distinction in London for "Portrait of Miss Mary Breme" in Vienna from the hands of Archduke Karol Ludwik. Henryk Rodakowski (1823-1894) wrote a congratulatory letter to her: "The great success that the portrait painted by the Lady at the Vienna exhibition has caused me to wish you to please the Cracovians with your work - You want to give us, gracious Lady, an opportunity to admire your work and enjoy your talent"
at the request of Prof. T. Hummel, he was replaced by the head of the Painting School in Munich
Julian Fałat (1853-1929) offered her a professorship at the School of Fine Arts, which she couldn't have been a student of 10 years earlier. However, Olga Boznańska decided to stay in Munich. That year the jury of the Société des Beaux-Arts accepted the artist's paintings for the exhibition, which was a great success
moved to Paris; exhibited in Warsaw, Lviv, Berlin and Paris
exhibitions at the New Gallery in London (gold medal) and at the World Exhibition in Paris (distinction). Unfortunately, this year is also a year of breaking off with Józef Czajkowski. For the artist time stood still - for the rest of her life she dressed according to the 1900s fashion...
Paris quickly appreciated her talent - the French government bought "Brittany" for the state art collection. This year also sees the first exhibition of Olga Boznañska overseas - in Pittsburgh (USA).
the artist's father died in Paris, leaving her an inheritance of a family tenement house in Krakow, whose rent provided her with a modest living in Paris
Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh awarded her a silver medal
At the exhibition in Pittsburgh Olga Boznańska represented France together with C. Monet and A. Renoir and in Amsterdam she won a silver medal at the international exhibition. That year Olga Boznańska became president of the Association of Polish Artists "Art".
Once again, her paintings represented French art in Pittsburgh and were exhibited by: P. Bonnard, M. Denis, X. Roussel, C. Monet, P. Signac.
she came to Krakow for the last time
On Good Friday, about 1890, Wikipedia
Olga Boznańska was awarded the Polish state prize, which for some time repaired the artist's budget. Unfortunately, this year the artist's sister Iza committed suicide. A Committee to Aid Olga Boznańska was established in the country and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Museum in Warsaw purchased her paintings.
Boznańska Autoportrait, Wikipedia
at the World Exhibition in Paris Olga Boznańska won the Grand Prix
was successful at the Venice Biennale, where Olga Boznańska sold 5 paintings, including "Portrait of Mr. Dygatowa", which was bought by the Italian king
The artist struggling with sclerosis and facial eczema, causing eye pains, worked for the rest of her life and only with easels did she regain strength and serenity. Olga Boznańska died on October 26 in Paris.