Famous Painters from Poland

List of notable or famous painters from Poland, with bios and photos, including the top painters born in Poland and even some popular painters who immigrated to Poland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Polish painters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These painters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known painter from Poland is included when available.

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  • Eugene Zak
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    Eugène Zak (1884 - 1926) was a Polish painter.
    • Age: Dec. at 41 (1884-1926)
  • Henryk Hechtkopf (Hebrew: הנריק הכטקופף‎; April 4, 1910 – July 2004) was an artist, painter, and illustrator.
    • Age: Dec. at 94 (1910-2004)
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
  • 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 in the museums of Poland.
    • Age: 71
    • Birthplace: Toruń, Poland
  • Jerzy Skolimowski (Polish: [jɛʐɨ skɔliˈmɔfskʲi], born 5 May 1938) is a Polish film director, screenwriter, dramatist and actor. A graduate of the prestigious National Film School in Łódź, Skolimowski has directed more than twenty films since his 1960 début Oko wykol (The Menacing Eye). In 1967 he was awarded Golden Bear for his film Le départ. His most famous film is Deep End (1970), starring Jane Asher and John Moulder Brown. He lived in Los Angeles for over 20 years where he painted in a figurative, expressionist mode and occasionally acted in films. He recently returned to Poland, and to film making as a writer and director, after a 17-year hiatus with Cztery noce z Anną (Four Nights ...more
    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Poland, Łódź
    • Age: Dec. at 60 (1869-1929)
  • Lech Majewski (pronounced [maˈjɛfski], ‘Ma-yev-ski’) (born 30 August 1953) is a Polish film and theatre director, writer, poet, and painter. Born in Katowice, Poland, Majewski studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In the 1970s, he then studied at the National Film School in Łódź, notably as a student of Wojciech Has, who taught Majewski directing. In the early 80s, after completing The Knight and as martial law was declared in Poland, Majewski emigrated to England and then to the United States, where he lived for most of the late Communist era.Majewski is a dual U.S.-Polish citizen, and travels often between those and other countries.He is a member of the American and European film ...more
    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Katowice, Poland