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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Departure of Henry the Pious from Legnica - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Departure of Henry the Pious from Legnica
Portrait of Maria Matejko - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of Maria Matejko
Ladislaus the White in Dijon - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Ladislaus the White in Dijon
Meeting of Jagiellonians with Emperor Maximilian at... - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Meeting of Jagiellonians with Emperor Maximilian at...
Self-Portrait - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Self-Portrait
Horse Study - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Horse Study
Slaying of St. Stanislaus - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Slaying of St. Stanislaus
Virgin of Orleans - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Virgin of Orleans
Wernyhora - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Wernyhora
King John Casimir's Oath - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
King John Casimir's Oath
Stephen Bathory's Armour - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Stephen Bathory's Armour
Portrait of Alfred Potocki - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of Alfred Potocki

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