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 Katarzyna Potocka - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of Katarzyna Potocka
Shuiskys at the Warsaw Seym - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Shuiskys at the Warsaw Seym
Skarga's Sermon - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Skarga's Sermon
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
Portrait of Maria Puslowska - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of Maria Puslowska
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 Stanislaw Tarnowski - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of Stanislaw Tarnowski
Sentencing Matejko to Death - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Sentencing Matejko to Death
St. Cyril and St. Methodius - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
St. Cyril and St. Methodius
St. Cyril and St. Methodius I - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
St. Cyril and St. Methodius I
Portrait of the Artist's Son on Horseback - Jan Matejko - www.jan-matejko.org
Portrait of the Artist's Son on Horseback

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