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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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
Skarga's Sermon - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Skarga's Sermon
Portrait of Maria Puslowska - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of Maria Puslowska
Portrait of Stanislaw Tarnowski - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of Stanislaw Tarnowski
Portrait of the Artist's Daughter Beata with a Canary - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of the Artist's Daughter Beata with a Canary
Portrait of Artur Potocki - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of Artur Potocki
Portrait of Artist's Children - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of Artist's Children
St. Cyril and St. Methodius - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
St. Cyril and St. Methodius
Sentencing Matejko to Death - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Sentencing Matejko to Death
St. Cyril and St. Methodius I - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
St. Cyril and St. Methodius I
Portrait of Jozef Szujski - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of Jozef Szujski

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