Artur Grottger 
Artur Grottger (1837-1867)
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Mintage: 1300000 pcs
On the edge: an inscription, NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180 degrees, separated by stars
Date of issue: 2010-10-27
Issue price: 2 pln
Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska
Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska
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Painter Artur Grottger was considered an heir and successor to the
Polish Romantic Bards (much like another famous painter who made
his debut at around the same time, Jan Matejko). He owed this position
primarily to several series of drawings, which, circulated in numerous
prints, gained more popularity than his oil paintings and watercolours.
This was notwithstanding the fact that the young artist had set out
to become specifically a painter.
Grottger was born on 11 November 1837 at Ottyniowice, an estate leased by his father, himself a painter, from whom young Artur received his first tutelage. After a period of artistic apprenticeship under two painting masters in Lwów (now Lviv, Ukraine), Grottger studied at the Academy of Fine ...