Stanisław Roman LEWANDOWSKI 1859 — 1940
Станіслав ЛЕВАНДОВСЬКИЙ • Станислав ЛЕВАНДОВСКИЙ
Stanislaw Lewandowski was born in Kotlinach, Poland in 1859. Sculptor, medallion maker, art critic and play writer. In 1879-1882 studied in Krakow Fine Art Academy in the studio of Gadomsky. Thereafter at the Vienna Art Academy in the studios of Edmund Hellmer and Karol Kundman. During 1890-1894 lived in Lviv, where he taught at the art school of Marcel Harasimowicz and published the magazine “Nasza Sztuka” (“Our Art”). In 1894-1932 lived and worked in Vienna. After World War I taught at the Technology Museum of Industry and Science. In 1932 moved to Warsaw, where he worked at the state restoration studios. Lewandowski worked in the tradition of academic realism. He painted characteristic portraits of Turks, Moroccan, Serbs as well as allegorical portraits of Zaporozec. The artist was influenced by symbolism and succession in after 1900. Yet after 1910 his forms become classical. Lewandowski produced many medallions, posters; designed coins and metal utility objects. As an art critic he published his articles in many Polish magazines, including “Życie” and “Tygodnik Ilustrowany”. In 1904 he published a monograph on Henryk Siemiradsky. Lewandowski died in Warsaw in 1940.