Wojciech Gerson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Wojciech Gerson

Polish painter

Date of Birth: 01-Jul-1831

Place of Birth: Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 25-Feb-1901

Profession: painter, art historian

Nationality: Poland

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Wojciech Gerson

  • Wojciech Gerson (July 1, 1831 – February 25, 1901) was a leading Polish painter of the mid-19th century, and one of the foremost representatives of the Polish school of Realism during the foreign Partitions of Poland.
  • He served as long-time professor of the School of Fine Arts in Warsaw, and taught future luminaries of Polish neo-romanticism including Józef Chelmonski, Leon Wyczólkowski, Wladyslaw Podkowinski, Józef Pankiewicz and Anna Bilinska-Bohdanowiczowa among others.
  • He also wrote art-reviews and published a book of anatomy for the artists.
  • A large number of his paintings were stolen by Nazi Germany in World War II, and never recovered.

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