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Kraków in Kraków Powiat, Małopolska, Poland
 

The Salon of Polish Painters

 
 
The Salon of Polish Painters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 22, 2018
1. The Salon of Polish Painters Marker
Inscription.  
W tym
domu
w latach
1885-1939
miescił się

Salon
Malarzy
Polskich
Henryka
Frysta

Promujący
Polską Sztukę malarska
m. in. J. Majteki, Kossakow
i Tondosa oraz walkę
o niepodległość polski
w czasach Zaborów
poprzez wydawanie
pocztówek z hasłem
jeszcze polska
nie zginęła

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(English translation:)

This building during the years 1885-1939 housed Henryk Frist's Salon of Polish Painters, promoting Polish painters such as J. Majteko, Kossakow, and Tondos, amongst others, as well as the struggle for Polish independence in the time of Zaborów by publishing postcards with the slogan "Poland is not yet lost" (i.e., a snippet from the Polish national anthem).
 
Location. 50° 3.827′ N, 19° 56.442′ E. Marker is in Kraków, Małopolska, in Kraków Powiat. Marker is on Floriańska just north of Świętego Marka, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Floriańska 37, Kraków, Małopolska 33-332, Poland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dom Jana Matejki / House of Jan Matejko (a few steps from this marker); Feliks Nowowiejski

The Salon of Polish Painters Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 22, 2018
2. The Salon of Polish Painters Marker - Wide View
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ludwik Teichmann (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Honoré de Balzac (about 120 meters away); One of the Oldest Breweries in Poland (about 120 meters away); Rafał Józef Czerwiakowski (about 120 meters away); Polski Komitet Olimpijski / The Polish Olympic Committee (about 120 meters away); Church of Sts. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kraków.
 
Regarding The Salon of Polish Painters. The marker makes more sense when one understands that Kraków was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during the majority of the Salon's existence, i.e. from 1885-1918. Hence the importance of the Salon's focus on Polish painters and Polish independence.
 
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Polonia - 1863 image. Click for full size.
Painting by Jan Matejko, published by Salon Malarzy Polskich
3. Polonia - 1863
Painted by Matejko in 1864, after the failed January Uprising in the preceding year, the painting was hidden behind Matejko's stove at home for a dozen years before being sold privately. The allegorical painting depicts the fate of "Polonia", i.e. Poland, at the hands of the Russians and Prussians, and was published as a postcard by Salon Malarzy Polskich in 1904.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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