(b. 1860, Olszana na Ukrainie, d. 1907, Kraków)

Poplars beside the River

Oil on canvas, 146 x 81 cm
Muzeum Narodowe, Cracow

Jan Stanis³awski lived for many years in Paris, painted pointillist work on occasion in Poland and his Ukrainian homeland, and then, as professor of landscape art, became a major figure in the Cracow art revival. He adopted Monet's poplar motif and developed it further in the stylised, linear, melancholy manner of Art Nouveau, reworking the same subject in lithographs and woodcuts, too.