Batowski-Kaczor, Stanisław

Fair, Munich 1888, oil on canvas, 46 x 68 cm

Batowski-Kaczor, Stanisław (Stanisław Kaczor-Batowski), *29.1.1866 Lemberg/Lwów (today Lviv), †5.5.1946 ibid. 1887-89: student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. 1883-85: studies at the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts/Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Krakowie under Florian Cynk (1838-1912) and Władysław Łuszczkiewicz (1828-1900), 1885-87: at the Vienna Art Academy under Christan Griepenkerl (1839-1912) and Siegmund L’Allemand (1840-1910). On 18.10.1887 he enrols in the painting class at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, studies under Sandór (Alexander von) Liezen-Mayer (1839-1898). 1891: in Paris, 1893-95: in Italy. 1898: travels to Spain, Morocco and the Crimea. 1900: in Lemberg, co-founder of the artists’ association, Young Art/Młoda Sztuka. 1903-14: has a private painting school in Lemberg. He is primarily a battle painter, but also paints genre scenes, landscapes and portraits (here mostly of characters from Ruthenia), religious scenes and pictures of saints, glass paintings, and murals showing scenes from Polish tragedies and operas for the theatre in Lemberg. The books of Henryk Senkiewicz (1846-1916) inspire him to make cycles of paintings and illustrations. His works can be found in the national museums of Cracow, Posen/Poznań and Warsaw, in the Polish Army Museum/Muzeum Wojska Polskiego in Warsaw, in the Diocesan Museum/Muzeum Archidiecezjalne in Breslau, in the Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig and in the White House in Washington DC (“Kazimierz Puławski before Savannah”). 


Group exhibitions: From 1888: Cracow, Society of the Friends of the Fine Arts/Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Sztuk Pięknych w Krakowie / from 1894: Lemberg, regional exhibitions (1894 silver medal) / 1891, 1896 Berlin, International Art Exhibition / 1933 Chicago, World Exhibition 

Further Reading: Saur Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, vol. 7, Munich/Leipzig 1993, p. 474 f.; Halina Stępień/Maria Liczbińska: Artyści polscy w środowisku monachijskim w latach 1828-1914. Materiały źródłowe, Warsaw 1994, p. 15, 29

Online: Matriculation data base, Matriculation book 3, Academy of Fine Arts Munich, 00433 Stanislaus Kaczór-Batowski (sic!),


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