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Artist
Olga Boznanska
Title
Jeune homme avec chemise rose
Date
c. 1898
Medium
oil on illustration board
Dimensions
Board: 34 1/4 × 29 3/8 inches (87 × 74.6 cm)Framed: 40 3/4 × 35 1/4 × 1 3/4 inches (103.5 × 89.5 × 4.4 cm)
Tags
Painting
Credit Line
Museum purchase.
Accession Number
1910.9.a
Born in Kraków, Poland, Olga Boznanska began her career in art, drawing under the guidance of Józef Siedlecki and Kazimierz Pochwalski. She debuted her works in 1886 at a local exhibition and became a member of the Society of Polish artists in 1898. After a move to Paris, Boznanska also gained membership in the French National Society of Fine Arts and the Polish Society of Literature and Art. Boznanska received several highly distinguished awards for her work in the fine arts, including the French Legion of Honour (1912), the Golden Laurel from the Polish Academy of Literature (1936), and the Order of Polonia Restituta (1938).