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List of the most popular artists from Poland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Polish artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Polish artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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Caziel was a Polish artist who lived and worked in Paris during the inter-war period and who worked alongside a number of important figures of the School of Paris, including Pablo Picasso and the art dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Sosnowiec, Poland

Associated periods or movements: Cubism, School of Paris

Nationality: Poland, United Kingdom

Art Forms: Painting

Artur Żmijewski is a Polish visual artist, filmmaker and photographer. During the years of 1990-1995 he studied at Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. He is an author of short video movies and photography exhibitions, which were shown all over the world. Since 2006 he s artistic editor of the "Krytyka Polityczna". His solo show If It Happened Only Once It’s As If It Never Happened was at "Kunsthalle Basel" in 2005, the same year in which he represented Poland at the 51st Venice Biennale. He has shown in Documenta 12, and Manifesta 4; Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco; National Gallery of Art Zacheta, Warsaw; Kunstwerke, Berlin; CAC, Vilnius; "Moderna Museet", Stockholm. Earlier ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic

Nationality: Poland

Art Forms: Photography, Video art

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Bruno Schulz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
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Bruno Schulz was a Polish writer, fine artist, literary critic and art teacher born to Jewish parents. He is regarded as one of the great Polish-language prose stylists of the 20th century. In 1938, he was awarded the Polish Academy of Literature's prestigious Golden Laurel award. Several of Schulz's works have been lost in the Holocaust, including short stories from the early 1940s and his final, unfinished novel The Messiah. Schulz was shot and killed by a German Nazi in 1942 while walking back home toward Drohobycz Ghetto with a loaf of bread. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Drohobych, Ukraine

Nationality: Poland, Austria-Hungary

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Daniel Libeskind is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
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Daniel Libeskind is a Polish-American architect, artist, professor and set designer of Polish Jewish descent. Libeskind founded Studio Daniel Libeskind in 1989 with his wife, Nina, and is its principal design architect. His buildings include the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany, the extension to the Denver Art Museum in the United States, the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin, the Imperial War Museum North in Greater Manchester, England, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada, the Felix Nussbaum Haus in Osnabrück, Germany, the Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Wohl Centre at the Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel. His portfolio also ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Łódź, Poland

Nationality: Poland, United States of America

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