Artur Grottger [2]

Artur Grottger (1837-1867)

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: 1300000 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: 2010-10-27
Issue price: 2 pln
In the centre, a stylised image of the bust of Artur Grottger wearing the historical square-topped "konfederatka" cap, against an easel in the background. on the right, a fragment of an image of a palette and paintbrushes. At the bottom, a semicircular inscription: ARTUR GROTTGER 1837-1867.

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska
An image of the eagle established as the State emblem of the republic of Poland; on the left-hand side, a stylised image of a palette and two paintbrushes. At the bottom, an inscription: 2 zŁ; at the top, a semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (Republic of Poland) and notation of the year of issue: 2010. The Mint's mark: M/W, under the eagle's left leg.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Artur Grottger

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 ...

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