His magnificent triptych The Hutsul Madonna, and other paintings, as he lived between Poland and Lviv, a distinguished artist and teacher in both.
He was born and died in Lviv, now in Ukraine, but trained in Poland, where he settled and worked for much of his career. He specialised in triptychs.
His portraits aren’t simple likenesses, but personal narratives which can be difficult to read now because loss of their context.
Brilliant paintings of Poles exiled to Siberia, Thanatos as a woman, Medusa, and the story of Tobias and the angel.
Her later paintings are marked by their dissolution of form, as if the brushstrokes of paint are gradually coalescing into the image.
A prolific and popular artist, who was among the first of the post-Impressionists. Although she received a long list of awards, and was well-known in her lifetime, she has been forgotten outside Poland.
A major Symbolist painter, his favourite themes included death, Medusa, angels, and the book of Tobit.