Lot #17180

2 Works on Paper By Artur Markowicz

estimate: $600 - $800

starting price: $300

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provenance: Estate of Prof. Victor Deutsch
biography

Artur Markowicz (1872-1934) Polish painter. Born in Krakow in 1872, died in Krakow in 1934. He was born to a family of merchants and began his higher education with technical studies, but soon abandoned them, studying instead with professors Leopold Loeffler, Florian Cynk and Jan Matejko at the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts in 1886–1895. From 1896 until 193 he lived in Germany and studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich with Franz Stuck. Then he went to Paris, finishing at the École des Beaux-Arts with Jean-Léon Gerome. He also exhibited his paintings at the Salons of 19, 191, 193 and 194. Markowicz returned to Kraków in 194 and set up a studio in the historic district of Kazimierz. He traveled to Jerusalem in 197–198 where the Bezalel Academy had just opened, then to other parts of Europe until 1914. He was also a member of the "Kraków Society of Friends of Fine Arts" and the "Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts". After 193, he was the honorary President of the "Jewish Society for the Promotion of Fine Arts". His Jewish scenes and character-studies show a unique originality of his style influenced by symbolism with elements of expressionism. Markowicz died in Kraków in 1934 at the age of 62, and is buried at the local New Jewish Cemetery.