Jan Matejko (1838 Kraków - 1893 Kraków) is one of the most notable Polish paintors. In 1852-58 Matejko studied in the School of Drawing and Painting of the Jagiellonian University. The School of Drawing and Painting became the basis for the Academy of Fine Arts established in 1895.
Great influence on his life and art had his wife Teodora. They got married in 1864 and had five children - Tadeusz, Helena, Beata and Jerzy. Teodora and the children were painted by Jan Matejko very often.
Jan Matejko died in his house 1 of November 1893. Soon the municipality of Krakow bought the house to make first biographical museum in Krakow. Tourists interested with the paintor's life may visit the museum every day except Monday. On Sunday the entrance is free of charge.
Jan Matejko's works in Krakow:
• Polychromy of Our Lady Church (Mariacki)
• Restoration of the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)
• Numerous paintings in the Galery of Sukiennice
• Numerous paintings in the Jan Matejko Biographical Museum
Sights related with Jan Matejko:
• Academy of Art in Krakow
• Family village house in Kraków-Krzesławice
• Rakowicki Cementery