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Famous Artists from Poland

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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

Birthplace: Sosnowiec, Poland

Associated periods or movements: Cubism, School of Paris

Nationality: Poland, United Kingdom

Art Forms: Painting

Caziel (born Kazimierz Józef Zielenkiewicz; 16 June 1906 – 25 August 1988) was a Polish artist who lived and worked in Paris during the inter-war period and who worked alongside a number ...more
Artur Żmijewski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Poland

Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic

Nationality: Poland

Art Forms: Photography, Video art

Artur Żmijewski (born 26 May 1966 in Warsaw) 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 ...more
Bruno Schulz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Enchanted City II, Snow-White Accompanied by Dwarves, Dedication

Birthplace: Drohobych, Ukraine

Nationality: Poland, Austria-Hungary

Bruno Schulz (July 12, 1892 – November 19, 1942) was a Polish Jewish writer, fine artist, literary critic and art teacher. He is regarded as one of the great Polish-language prose stylists of ...more
Daniel Libeskind is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Micromegas X Study, Micromegas IV Study, Micromegas VII Study

Birthplace: Łódź, Poland

Nationality: Poland, United States of America

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

Birthplace: Wilda, Poznań, Poznań, Poland

Nationality: Netherlands, France, Poland, Germany

Germaine Luise Krull (20 November 1897 – 31 July 1985) was a photographer, political activist, and hotel owner. Her nationality has been categorized as German, French, and Dutch, but she spent ...more
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiew... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Self-Portrait, Zakopane

Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic

Nationality: Poland

Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (Polish: [staˈɲiswaf iɡˈnatsɨ vʲitˈkʲɛvʲitʂ]; 24 February 1885 – 18 September 1939), commonly known as Witkacy, was a Polish writer, painter, philosopher, theorist, ...more
Anna Molka Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Heaven, Evening garden party, Portrait of Sufi Waqar

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Nationality: Poland, Pakistan, United Kingdom

Art Forms: Painting

Anna Molka Ahmed (13 August 1917 –1995) was a Pakistani artist and a pioneer of fine arts in the country after its independence in 1947. She was a professor of fine arts at the University of the ...more
Stanisław Wyspiański is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Poland

Birthplace: Kraków, Poland

Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau

Nationality: Poland

Art Forms: Painting

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

Birthplace: Białystok, Poland

Nationality: Soviet Union

Mikhail Abramovich Kaufman (Russian: Михаи́л Абра́мович Ка́уфман; 1897 – March 11, 1980) was a Russian cinematographer and photographer. He was the younger brother of filmmaker Dziga Vertov ...more
Zdzisław Beksiński is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Zdzisław Beksiński Untitled "ZIES", Untitled "Morning Landscape", Untitled "Heart"

Birthplace: Sanok, Poland

Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art

Nationality: Poland

Art Forms: Sculpture, Photography, Painting

Zdzisław Beksiński (pronounced [ˈzd͡ʑiswaf bɛkˈɕiɲskʲi]; 24 February 1929 – 21 February 2005) was a Polish painter, photographer and sculptor, specializing in the field of dystopian surrealism. ...more
Wilhelm Sasnal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Untitled (Anka), Graceland 5, Construction site

Birthplace: Tarnów, Poland

Nationality: Poland

Wilhelm Sasnal (born December 29, 1972) is a Polish painter, photographer, poster artist, illustrator and filmmaker. Sasnal received his diploma of painting in 1999 from the Academy of Fine Arts ...more
Daniel Chodowiecki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Poland

Birthplace: Europe, Poland, Gdańsk, Central Europe, Pomeranian Voivodeship

Nationality: Poland, Germany

Art Forms: Painting

Daniel Niklaus Chodowiecki (16 October 1726 – 7 February 1801) was a Polish—and later German—painter and printmaker with Huguenot ancestry, who is most famous as an etcher. He spent most of his ...more
Jacek Yerka is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Cowan City, Brontosaurus Civitas, Bible Dam

Birthplace: Toruń, Second Polish Republic

Nationality: Poland

Art Forms: Painting

Jacek Yerka (born Jacek Kowalski in 1952) 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 ...more
Magdalena Abakanowicz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Big Figures, Space of Stone, Hand-Like Tree: Cecyna

Birthplace: Falentyn, Poland

Nationality: Poland

Art Forms: Sculpture

Marta Magdalena Abakanowicz-Kosmowska (20 June 1930 – 20 April 2017) was a Polish sculptor and fiber artist. She is notable for her use of textiles as a sculptural medium. She is widely regarded ...more
Jan Matejko is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Jan Matejko Stańczyk, Constitution of May 3, 1791

Birthplace: Kraków, Poland

Nationality: Poland

Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

Jan Alojzy Matejko (Polish pronunciation: [jan aˈlɔjzɨ maˈtɛjko] (listen); also known as Jan Mateyko; 24 June 1838 – 1 November 1893) was a Polish painter known for paintings of notable ...more
Aleksander Gierymski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Aleksander Gierymski The Sea, Feast of Trumpets

Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland

Associated periods or movements: Realism

Nationality: Poland

Art Forms: Painting

Ignacy Aleksander Gierymski (30 January 1850, Warsaw – d. 6–8 March 1901, Rome) was a Polish painter of the late 19th century, the younger brother of Maksymilian Gierymski. He was a ...more
Anja Rubik is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Kate, Christy

Birthplace: Rzeszów, Poland

Nationality: Poland

Anja Rubik (born Anna Rubik; 12 June 1983) is a Polish model, activist, philanthropist, and businesswoman. She is considered to be one of the most internationally successful models of the mid- ...more
Karol Piegza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Poland

Birthplace: Lazy, Czech Republic

Nationality: Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria-Hungary

Karol Piegza (9 October 1899 – 3 February 1988) was a Polish teacher, writer, folklorist, photographer, and painter from Zaolzie region of Cieszyn Silesia.
Elisabeth Jerichau-Bauma... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann

Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland

Nationality: Poland, Denmark

Art Forms: Painting

Anna Maria Elisabeth Lisinska Jerichau-Baumann (November 21, 1819 – July 11, 1881) was a Polish-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

Birthplace: Lublin, Poland

Nationality: Poland, United Kingdom

Art Forms: Photography, Installation art, Drawing

Michal Martychowiec (born 1987) is a contemporary artist. He creates conceptual series of photographs, films, drawings, neons, objects, and mix-media installations and environments. He was ...more
Elisabeth Wierzbicka Wel... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Poland

Associated periods or movements: Land art

Nationality: Poland

Ursula von Rydingsvard ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
Ursula von Rydingsvard Wall Pocket

Birthplace: Deensen, Germany

Nationality: United States of America

Ursula von Rydingsvard (born 26 July 1942) is a sculptor who has been working in Brooklyn, New York for the past 30 years. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 1975 after which time ...more
André Pijet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
André Pijet

Birthplace: Poland

Nationality: Canada, Poland

Art Forms: Painting

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

Birthplace: Głuchy, Poland

Nationality: Poland

Art Forms: Painting

Cyprian Kamil Norwid, a.k.a. Cyprian Konstanty Norwid (Polish pronunciation: [ˈt͡sɨprjan ˈnɔrvid]; 24 September 1821 – 23 May 1883), was a nationally esteemed Polish poet, dramatist, painter, ...more
Jerzy Onuch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Poland

Birthplace: Lublin, Poland

Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art

Nationality: Canada, Poland

Art Forms: Painting

Jerzy Onuch (also Yuri Onuch, born July 28, 1954) is a contemporary artist and curator. He has been working as an artist since the late 1970s, presenting performance and installation works in ...more