Leon Wyczółkowski [2]

Leon Wyczółkowski (1852-1936)

Subject: Polish Painters of the Turn of 19th and 20th Centuries
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 990000 pcs
On the edge: an inscription, NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180 degrees, separated by stars
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2007-12-05
Issue price: 2 pln
An image of Leon Wyczółkowski, in accordance with the self-portrait of 1927, against the background of a stylized detail of the picture 'Dęby rogalińskie' (Oak trees of Rogalin) by Leon Wyczółkowski, 1926. On the right-hand side, a semicircular inscription, LEON WYCZÓŁKOWSKI, and on the lefthand side a semicircular inscription, 1852-1936.

Designer: Ewa Olszewska-Borys
An image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. At the sides of the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue, 20-07. Below the Eagle an inscription, ZŁ 2 ZŁ, an inscription in the rim, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, preceded and followed by six pearls. The Mint's mark under the Eagle's left leg, m/w.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Leon Wyczółkowski

In 1869 Leon Wyczółkowski, consldered to be one of the most outstandlng Polish painters and graphic artists, commenced his artistic career when Polish painting was under Jan Matejko's supreme artistic reign, and continued it until after avant-garde established its place in the Polish art. Exceptionally talented - especially sensitive to the beauty of the Nature -he was inspired by the beauty of the Polish land and wanted to discover the mystery of its spell with a view to record it on canvas. No other Polish artist could match him in landscape painting.

He was born on 11 April 1852 in Wola Miastkowska in the eastern part of Poland, and spent his childhood there.

In 1869, Wyczółkowski became a student of Wojciech Gerson's Drawing Classes ...

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