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Tadeusz Makowski | Cubist painter

Tadeusz Makowski [1882-1932] was a Polish painter who worked in France and was associated with the School of Paris.
From 1902-1906, he studied classical philology at the Jagiellonian University. During that time, he also began studying art at the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts with Jan Stanisławski and Józef Mehoffer.
Upon completing his courses there in 1908, he moved to Paris, where he would live for the rest of his life.
Originally he painted in the style taught by his professors. Then, he painted some frescoes that attracted the attention of a group of Cubist painters, led by Henri Le Fauconnier, who worked in Montparnasse. This had a decisive influence on his work.

At the invitation of Władysław Ślewiński, he spent the war years in Brittany and would return there several times. These trips inspired him to depart from strict cubism and go back to studying nature; creating many stylized landscapes.
Later, his favorite subjects were carnivals, fairs and children, done in a style inspired by the old Dutch Masters, Polish folk art and naïve art.
He also did woodcut book illustrations. During the 1920s, he lived briefly in the Netherlands.
From 1912-1931, he kept a diary that was published in Warsaw in 1961 by the State Publishing Institute (PIW).

Tadeusz Makowski (21 gennaio 1882 - 1 novembre 1932) fu un pittore Polacco attivo in Francia per la maggior parte della sua vita.
Makowski ha assistito all'Accademia di Belle arti in Kraków. Studiò sotto gennaio Stanisławski e Józef Mehoffer.
Nel 1909, partì per Parigi. Makowski ha incominciato come un pittore di paesaggio, ma allora si è spostato verso Postimpressionismo e Cubismo.
Comunque, è il più famoso per i suoi quadri di paesaggio rurali.
Ha incontrato Pablo Picasso, che è stato il suo buon amico.