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J贸zef Mehoffer (1869-1946) | Symbolist painter



J贸zef Mehoffer was a Polish painter馃帹 and decorative artist, one of the leading artists of the Young Poland movement and one of the most revered Polish artists of his time.
Mehoffer was born in Ropczyce, studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krak贸w under W艂adys艂aw 艁uszczkiewicz, and later at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, as well as in Paris at the Acad茅mie Colarossi among others.


There Mehoffer began painting portraits, often of people of historical significance.
He later expanded his work to include different techniques, such as graphic art, stained glass, textiles, chalk drawings, etchings and book illustrations.
He produced set designs for theatre, and stylized furniture designs.
Mehoffer received international acclaim for his stained glass windows in the Gothic St Nicholas Collegiate Church in Fribourg, Switzerland produced in 1895-1936.
His other stained glass designs include the Radziwill Chapel in Balice (1892), Grauer Chapel in Opava (1901), church in Jutrosini (1902), Holy Cross Chapel at Wawel (1904), sepulchral chapel in Goluch贸w (1906), Orgelmeister Chapel in Vienna (1910), cathedral in Wloclawek (1935-40), cathedral in Przemysl (1940) and church in Debniki near Krak贸w (1943).
There are stained glass designed by Mehoffer in the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Turek (East Greater Poland - central Poland); in the same church there are also mural paintings made by Mehoffer.


Mehoffer explored various media further throughout his career to include a range of applied arts in his projects.
He manufactured a multiplicity of book covers, ornaments and posters. Mehoffer - aside from his versatility in studio art - became known for his frescoes often reminiscent of medieval art.
He frequently collaborated with Stanis艂aw Wyspia艅ski and Jan Matejko.
He died in Wadowice. | © Wikipedia


















J贸zef Mehoffer (Ropczyce, 19 marzo 1869 - Wadowice, 8 luglio 1946) 猫 stato un artista, pittore e decoratore Polacco馃帹, ed uno degli artisti principali esponenti del movimento della Giovane Polonia.
Dopo aver studiato all'Akademia Sztuk Pi臋knych e all'Accademia di belle arti di Vienna, Mehoffer cominci貌 a dedicarsi a ritratti di personaggi storici.
Di seguito cominci貌 ad interessarsi all'arte grafica ed infine impegnandosi nella realizzazione di vetrate.
Il riconoscimento internazionale avvenne con la costruzione della vetrata nella chiesa gotica di Friburgo, la Collegiata di San Nicola. | © Wikipedia






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