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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Caziel 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 ...more

Artur Żmijewski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
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 ...more

Bruno Schulz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Enchanted City II, Snow-White Accompanied by Dwarves, Dedication 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 ...more

Daniel Libeskind is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Micromegas X Study, Micromegas IV Study, Micromegas VII Study 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 ...more

Germaine Krull is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
La Tour Eiffel (The Eiffel Tower), Portrait of Joris Ivens, Amsterdam Germaine Krull, was a photographer, political activist, and hotel owner. Her nationality has been categorized as German, Polish, French, and Dutch, but she spent years in Brazil, Republic of the ...more

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Self-Portrait, Zakopane Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, commonly known as "Witkacy", was a Polish writer, painter, philosopher, playwright, novelist, and photographer.

Anna Molka Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Heaven, Evening garden party, Portrait of Sufi Waqar Anna Molka Ahmed was a famous Pakistani artist and pioneer of fine arts in the country after its independence in 1947. She was a professor of fine arts at the University of the Punjab in Lahore. ...more

Stanisław Wyspiański is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Stanisław Wyspiański was a Polish playwright, painter and poet, as well as interior and furniture designer. A patriotic writer, he created a series of symbolic, national dramas within the ...more

Mikhail Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Mikhail Abramovich Kaufman was a Russian cinematographer and photographer. He was the younger brother of filmmaker Dziga Vertov and the older brother of cinematographer Boris Kaufman. He was ...more

Zdzisław Beksiński is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Zdzisław Beksiński Untitled "ZIES", Untitled "Morning Landscape", Untitled "Heart" Zdzisław Beksiński was a Polish painter, photographer and sculptor, specializing in the field of utopian art. Beksiński did his paintings and drawings in what he called either a 'Baroque' or a ...more

Wilhelm Sasnal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Untitled (Anka), Graceland 5, Construction site Wilhelm Sasnal is a Polish painter. Sasnal received his diploma of painting in 1999 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków.

Daniel Chodowiecki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Daniel Niklaus Chodowiecki was a Polish - German painter and printmaker with Huguenot ancestry, who is most famous as an etcher. He spent most of his life in Berlin, and became the director of ...more

Jacek Yerka is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Cowan City, Brontosaurus Civitas, Bible Dam Jacek Yerka is a Polish surrealist painter from Toruń. Yerka's work has been exhibited in Poland, Germany, Monaco, France, and the United States, and may be found in the museums of Poland.

Magdalena Abakanowicz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Big Figures, Space of Stone, Hand-Like Tree: Cecyna Magdalena Abakanowicz is a Polish sculptor and fiber artist. She is notable for her use of textiles as a sculptural medium. She was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland from ...more

Jan Matejko is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Jan Matejko Stańczyk, Constitution of May 3, 1791 Jan Alojzy Matejko was a Polish painter known for paintings of notable historical Polish political and military events. His works include large oil on canvas paintings like Rejtan, Union of ...more

Aleksander Gierymski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Aleksander Gierymski The Sea, Feast of Trumpets Ignacy Aleksander Gierymski was a Polish painter of the late 19th century. He was the younger brother of Maksymilian Gierymski.

Anja Rubik is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Kate, Christy Anja Rubik is a Polish model.

Karol Piegza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Karol Piegza was a Polish teacher, writer, folklorist, photographer, and painter from Zaolzie region of Cieszyn Silesia.

Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann Anna Maria Elisabeth Lisinska Jerichau-Baumann was a Polish-born Danish painter. She was married to the sculptor Jens Adolf Jerichau.

Michal Martychowiec is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Michal Martychowiec Michał Martychowiec is a visual artist who lives and works in London, United Kingdom and Berlin, Germany.

Elisabeth Wierzbicka Wela is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Poland

Ursula von Rydingsvard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Ursula von Rydingsvard Wall Pocket Ursula von Rydingsvard born in Deensen, Lower Saxony, then Nazi Germany, is a sculptor who has been working in Brooklyn, New York for the past 30 years. She received her MFA from Columbia ...more

André Pijet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
André Pijet André Pijet is an international editorial cartoonist. His satirical and humorous works have been published in Poland, Greece, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy, Turkey, the United ...more

Cyprian Norwid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Cyprian Kamil Norwid, a.k.a. Cyprian Konstanty Norwid was a nationally esteemed Polish poet, dramatist, painter, and sculptor. He was born in the Masovian village of Laskowo-Głuchy near Warsaw. ...more

Jerzy Onuch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Jerzy Onuch is a contemporary artist and curator. He has been working as an artist since the late 1970s, presenting performance and installation works in Europe and North America. From 2005 to ...more

Roman Opałka is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Roman Opałka Roman Opałka was a French-born Polish painter. Opałka was born on August 27, 1931, in Abbeville-Saint-Lucien, France, to Polish parents. The family returned to Poland in 1946 and Opałka studied ...more

Fanny Rabel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Fanny Rabel Fanny Rabel, born Fanny Rabinovich,was a Polish-born Mexican artist who is considered to be the first modern female muralist and one of the youngest associated with the Mexican muralism of the ...more

Edward Rydz-Śmigły is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Marshal Edward Rydz-Śmigły was a Polish politician, statesman, Marshal of Poland, Commander-in-Chief of Poland's armed forces as well as a talented painter and a poet. During the interwar ...more

Mariusz Hermanowicz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Mariusz Hermanowicz Mariusz Hermanowicz was a Polish - French photographer, known for his ironic style documenting Poland of the communist years.

Andrzej Sawa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Andrzej Sawa Andrzej Sawa is a Polish-South African photographer.

Eugene Zak is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Eugène Zak (1884 - 1926) was a Polish painter.

Katarzyna Grochola is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Katarzyna Grochola Katarzyna Grochola is a Polish writer and journalist.

Mirosław Bałka is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Mirosław Bałka History Miroslaw Balka, is a contemporary Polish sculptor and video artist. He graduated from Warsaw's Academy of Fine Arts in 1985. He currently works in Otwock and Warszawa, Poland. From 1986 to 1989, ...more

Igor Mitoraj is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Eros Bendato, Centurione con piede II, Tindaro Nero II Igor Mitoraj was a Polish artist born in Oederan, Germany.

Stanisław Szukalski is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Stanisław Szukalski was a Polish-born painter and sculptor who became a part of the Chicago Renaissance. He also developed the pseudoscientific-historical theory of Zermatism, positing that all ...more

Wojciech Zamecznik is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Wojciech Zamecznik was a Polish graphic artist, architect, photographer and interior designer. Brother of Stanisław Zamecznik, graphic artist, poster artist, scenographer and architect. ...more

Franciszek Starowieyski is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Wedlug Tomasza Manna Theater Poster Franciszek Andrzej Bobola Biberstein-Starowieyski was a Polish artist. From 1949 to 1955 he studied at Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków and Warsaw. He specialized in poster, drawing, ...more

Władysław Ślewiński is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Władysław Ślewiński Władysław Ślewiński was a Polish painter. He was one of Gauguin's students and a leading artist of the Young Poland movement.

Wojciech Kossak is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Wojciech Kossak Racławice Panorama Wojciech Kossak was a Polish painter and member of the celebrated Kossak family of painters and writers. He was the son of painter Juliusz Kossak, the twin brother of freedom fighter Tadeusz ...more

Stasys Eidrigevičius is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Stasys Eidrigevičius is a painter and graphic artist.

Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz was a Polish realist painter from around the turn-of-the-century, best known for his battle-scenes, portraits, landscapes and paintings of horses. He was educated in ...more

Władysław Hasior is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Władysław Hasior Władysław Hasior was one of the leading Polish contemporary sculptors connected with the Podhale region. He was also a painter and theatre set designer.

Stanisław Masłowski is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Stanisław Masłowski Stanisław Masłowski was a Polish painter, born Stanislaw Stefan Zygmunt Ludgard Masłowski – Polish painter of realistic style, the author of genre scenes and landscapes.

Xawery Dunikowski is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Xawery Dunikowski Xawery Dunikowski was a Polish sculptor and artist, notable for surviving Auschwitz concentration camp, and best known for his Neo-Romantic sculptures and Auschwitz-inspired art.

Marek Żuławski is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Marek Żuławski, was a painter and graphic artist, son of Jerzy Żuławski. He created posters, still life and landscape paintings, figural compositions. Marek published essays about art: Od ...more

Zygmunt Ajdukiewicz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Zygmunt Ajdukiewicz Zygmunt Ajdukiewicz was a Polish realist painter of the late 19th century specializing in portraits, genre and historical painting. Ajdukiewicz, born and raised in the Austrian sector of ...more

Stanisław Witkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Stanisław Witkiewicz was a Polish painter, architect, writer and art theoretician.

Jerzy Bereś is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Jerzy Bereś Jerzy Bereś was a Polish sculptor, author and performance artist.

Wojciech Fangor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Wojciech Fangor M 63 Wojciech Fangor is a Polish painter, graphic artist, sculptor, and co-creator of the Polish School of Posters. After privately studying art with Felicjan Kowarski and Tadeusz Pruszkowski, he ...more

Józef Hecht is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Józef Hecht Józef Hecht, also known as Joseph Hecht, was a printmaker and painter. Born and educated in Poland, he made Paris his base from 1920. Trained in classical engraving techniques, Hecht was ...more