Bergman, Stanisław Wojciech

Stanisław Oświęcim beside the corpse of his sister Anna
Stanisław Oświęcim beside the corpse of his sister Anna/Stanisław Oświęcim przy zwłokach Anny Oświęcimówny, 1888, oil on canvas, 136 x 216 cm

Bergman, Stanisław Wojciech, Polish painter, member of the “Munich School”. 1885-87: student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. *13.4.1862 Krosno, †25.8.1930 ibid. 1879-85 studies at the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts/Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Krakowie under Izydor Jabłoński (1865-1905), Florian Cynk (1838-1912) and Władysław Łuszczkiewicz (1828-1900). On the 28.10.1885 he enrols in the painting class at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, studies under Sandór (Alexander von) Wagner (1838-1919) and Otto Seitz (1846-1912). 1887-90: he continues his studies in Cracow under Jan Matejko (1838-1893). In 1891 he returns to Krosno and marries. From 1909 to 1918 he lives with his family in Vienna. After that, he moves once again to Krosno where he lives in a villa specially built for him by the architect, Jan Sas Zubrzycki (1860-1935). Until his return to Krosno in 1891, Bergman mainly paints history paintings: subsequently portraits, figure and genre paintings from the upper social classes, above all pictures of ladies, more pictures of flowers, landscapes, still lifes and religious scenes. In his later years his colours become brighter under the influence of Impressionism. He creates murals for churches in Błażowa, Bobowa and Albigowa. His works can be found in the National Museum in Cracow/Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie, in the Museum of the Carpathian Foothills in Krosno/Muzeum Podkarpackie w Krośnie and in the District Museum in Chełm/Muzeum Ziemi Chełmskiej in the Wiktora Ambroziewicza w Chełmie.

 

Solo exhibition: 2010/11 Muzeum Podkarpackie w Krośnie, Exhibition to commemorate the 80th anniversary of his death

Group exhibitions: 1887-92, 1894-1900 Cracow, 1886-1908 Warsaw: Society of the Friends of the Fine Arts/Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Sztuk Pięknych / 1888, 1889, 1892, 1896 Warsaw, Salon Krywult

Further Reading: Saur Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, vol. 9, Munich/Leipzig 1994, p. 401; Halina Stępień/Maria Liczbińska: Artyści polscy w środowisku monachijskim w latach 1828-1914. Materiały źródłowe, Warsaw 1994, p. 29; Anna Guz: Stanisław Wojciech Bergman. Wybitny malarz krośnieński, Muzeum Podkarpackie w Krośnie, 2011

Online: Matriculation data base, Matriculation book 2, Academy of Fine Arts Munich, 00216 Stanislaus Bergmann, http://matrikel.adbk.de/matrikel/mb_1884-1920/jahr_1885/matrikel-00216

Bergman w muzeum, at: Krosno24, http://www.krosno24.pl/informacje.php3?id=4505#

 

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  • Stanisław Oświęcim am Leichnam seiner Schwester Anna

    Stanisław Oświęcim am Leichnam seiner Schwester Anna

    Stanisław Oświęcim am Leichnam seiner Schwester Anna/Stanisław Oświęcim przy zwłokach Anny Oświęcimówny, 1888, Öl auf Leinwand, 136 x 216 cm