Wiktor Mazurowski

Born: 1859, Warsaw
Died: 1944, Warsaw

Polish painter. Born in Warsaw in the family of Polish prison officer Wincenty Mazurowski and actress Józefa Pogorzelska (1859). Studied at the Warsaw Drawing Class (1876–77) and under Bogdan Gottfried Willewalde at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1878–89). Fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts in France, Germany, Italy and Spain (1889) and Russia (1890–92). Member of the Mussar Mondays (1904–17). Worked at the fronts during the Russo-Japanese War (1904–05) and First World War (1914–17). Lived in Poland (from 1924) and Italy (1924–39). Took part in the Warsaw Uprising (1944) and was shot in the head by soldiers of the SS Sturmbrigade RONA at 83 Filtrowa Street in Warsaw (1944). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1885). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts in Warsaw (1885, 1895, 1901, 1913, 1914, 1924), Imperial Academy of Arts (1887–90, 1894), St Petersburg Society of Artists (1895–99, 1918) and the First State Exhibition (1919).

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