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Jan Matejko (also known as Jan Mateyko; June 24, 1838, Free City of Krakow; - November 1, 1893, Krakow) was a Polish painter known for paintings of notable historical Polish political and military events. His most famous works include oil on canvas paintings like Battle of Grunwald, paintings of numerous other battles and court scenes, and a gallery of Polish kings. He is counted among the most famous Polish painters.

Matejko was born in the Free City of Krakow, part of the Polish territory annexed by Austria during the Partitions of Poland. His father, Franciszek Ksawery Matejko (Czech: Frantisek Xaver Matejka) was a Czech from the village of Roudnice. He was a tutor and music teacher who first worked for the Wodzicki family in Koscielniki, then moved to Krakow, where he married the half-German, half-Polish Joanna Karolina Rossberg. Jan was the ninth child from eleven that his parents had.


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Stefan Batory at Pskov - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Stefan Batory at Pskov
View of Bebek near Constantinople - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
View of Bebek near Constantinople
Year 1863 - Polonia - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Year 1863 - Polonia
Bohdan Chmielnicki and Tuhaj-Bej at Lviv - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Bohdan Chmielnicki and Tuhaj-Bej at Lviv
Gamrat and Stanczyk - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Gamrat and Stanczyk
Stanczyk Faking a Toothache - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Stanczyk Faking a Toothache
Battle of Grunwald - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Battle of Grunwald
Kosciuszko at the Battle of Raclawice - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Kosciuszko at the Battle of Raclawice
Resurrection of Lazarus - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Resurrection of Lazarus
Storming of the Guardhouse - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Storming of the Guardhouse
King Sigismund II Augustus and Barbara Radziwill - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
King Sigismund II Augustus and Barbara Radziwill
Ladislaus the White in Dijon - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Ladislaus the White in Dijon
Stanczyk during a Ball at the Court of Queen Bona after... - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Stanczyk during a Ball at the Court of Queen Bona after...
Slaying of St. Stanislaus - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Slaying of St. Stanislaus
Horse Study - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Horse Study
Self-Portrait - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Self-Portrait
Portrait of Maria Matejko - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of Maria Matejko
Portrait of Alfred Potocki - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of Alfred Potocki
Male Figure (study) - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Male Figure (study)
Stephen Bathory's Armour - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Stephen Bathory's Armour
King John Casimir's Oath - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
King John Casimir's Oath
Virgin of Orleans - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Virgin of Orleans
Wernyhora - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Wernyhora
Horse Study II - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Horse Study II
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