Józef Mehoffer


Józef Mehoffer

Józef Mehoffer (19 March, 1869 in Ropczyce - 8 July, 1946 in Wadowice) was a Polish painter and decorative artist, one of the leading artists of the Young Poland movement and one of the most revered Polish artists of his time.

, textiles, chalk drawings, etchings and book illustrations. He produced set designs for theatre and stylized furniture designs.

Mehoffer received international acclaim for his stained glass windows in the Gothic St Nicholas Collegiate Church in Fribourg, Switzerland produced in 1895-1936. His other stained glass designs include the Radziwill Chapel in Balice (1892), Grauer Chapel in Opava (1901), church in Jutrosini (1902), Holy Cross Chapel at Wawel (1904), sepulchral chapel in Goluchoów (1906), Orgelmeister Chapel in Vienna (1910), cathedral in Wloclawek (1935-40), cathedral in Przemysl (1940) and church in Debniki near Krakow (1943).There are stained glass designed by Mehoffer in Jesus Holliest Heart in Turek (East Greater Poland - central Poland) in the same church there are also mural paintings made by Mehoffer.

Mehoffer explored various media further throughout his career to include a range of applied arts in his projects. He manufactured a multiplicity of book covers, ornaments and posters. Mehoffer - aside from his versatility in studio art - became known for his frescoes often reminiscent of medieval art. He frequently collaborated with Stanisław Wyspiański and Jan Matejko.

ee also

* Culture of Kraków

External links

* [http://www.artnet.com/library/05/0565/T056537.asp Biography of Józef Mehoffer at www.artnet.com]
* [http://www.mitchozog.addr.com/Jozef_Mehoffer.htm Art Selections and Biography]
* [http://www.culture.pl/en/culture/artykuly/os_mehoffer_jozef About Józef Mehoffer at www.culture.pl]


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