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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Male Figure (study) - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Male Figure (study)
Alchemist Sedziwoj - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Alchemist Sedziwoj
Slaying of Leszek the White in Gasawa - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Slaying of Leszek the White in Gasawa
Horse Study II - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Horse Study II
Death of Sigismund Augustus in Knyszyn - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Death of Sigismund Augustus in Knyszyn
Poland at the Zenith of Power - Golden Liberty - 1573... - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Poland at the Zenith of Power - Golden Liberty - 1573...
Portrait of Marcelina Czartoryska - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of Marcelina Czartoryska
Stanczyk - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Stanczyk
Christianisation of Poland in 965 - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Christianisation of Poland in 965
King John III Sobieski Presenting Canon Denhoff with... - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
King John III Sobieski Presenting Canon Denhoff with...
Blind Wit Stwosz with His Granddaughter - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Blind Wit Stwosz with His Granddaughter
Portrait of Jozef Ciechonski - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of Jozef Ciechonski

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