Tadeusz Makowski [1882-1932] was a prominent polish painter active in France for most of his life. He was born in Oświęcim. Makowski attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. He studied under Jan Stanisławski and Józef Mehoffer. In 1909, he departed for Paris. Makowski started off as a landscape painter but then shifted towards Post-Impressionism and Cubism. However, he is arguably most famous for his rural landscape paintings. He met Pablo Picasso,who was his good friend.