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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Portrait of Piotr Moszynski - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of Piotr Moszynski
Portrait of Hetman Ostafij Daszkiewicz - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of Hetman Ostafij Daszkiewicz
First Seym in Leczyca, AD 1182 - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
First Seym in Leczyca, AD 1182
View of the St. Mary's Church from the Town Hall Tower... - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
View of the St. Mary's Church from the Town Hall Tower...
Artist's Children - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Artist's Children
Portrait of Artist's Wife in a Wedding Dress - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of Artist's Wife in a Wedding Dress
Seym in Gasawa - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Seym in Gasawa
Prussian Tribute - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Prussian Tribute
Horse Study I - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Horse Study I
Horse Study III - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Horse Study III
Jan Zamoyski at Byczyna - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Jan Zamoyski at Byczyna
Madonna and Child with St. Leonard and St. Joan - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Madonna and Child with St. Leonard and St. Joan

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