Stanisław Wyspiański is one of the most prominent artists of Krakow. He studied under Jan Matejko in the Art School of Krakow. As 19th years old talented boy he was noticed by Jan Matejko, who chosed him and Joseph Mehoffer to design stained glass window in western wall of the Virgin Mary Church. In 1890 Stanisław Wyspiański left abroad, he visited Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France.
In the end of 19th century he made polychromy to the Franciscans Church. He painted the church according to Art Nouveau style, popular in Poland in that time. Together with the polychromy Wyspiański designed stained glass windows - the God Creator, blessed Salome and saint Francis.
Next to his paintings Stanisław Wyspiański is known as dramatist. He wrote several dramas, among which the most known 'The Wedding' became one of the most popular and essential at the begining of 20th century.
He died in 1907 and was burried in the Crypt in Paulines Monastey 'Skałka'. There is museum dedicated to Stanisław Wyspiański (temporary Kamienica Szołajskich). This is one of three biographical museums in Krakow.
Stanisław Wyspiański's works in Krakow:
• Polychromy and stained-glass windows in Franciscans' Church,
• Stained-glass in western window of the Mariacki Church (together with Józef Mehoffer),
• Stained-glass windows to the Wawel Cathedral (today in 'Pavilon Wyspiański 2000' in All Saints Square,
• Stained-glass window in Medicine Association House,
• Several paintings in Museum Kamienica Szołajskich
Other sights related with Stanisław Wyspiański:
• Krupnicza-street 26 - place of his birth
• Jan Długosz's house in Kanonicza-street - place of his childhood
• St. Florian Church - place of his marriage with Teodora Teofila Pytko
• Juliusz Słowacki' Theatre - premiere of his famous drama "The Wedding"
• Paulines Monastery 'Skałka' - his burial place