Permanent exhibition

Wojciech Weiss Collection

Exhibition date: long term

Wojciech Weiss’s paintings come from the Weiss family collection and are deposited by the painter’s granddaughter Renata Weiss. The collection consists of the following works:

  • “The artist’s family at the table” (1922)
  • “Portrait of Emilia Florkowa”
  • “Modistes” (1922)
  • “Fela with a flower”.

Along with the Wojciech Weiss art are presented 2 portraits made by the artist’s wife, Irena Weiss “Aneri”:

  • “Portrait of Wojciech Weiss”
  • “Portrait of Maryla Sperling”.

The collection is shown in 2 rooms. The first 3 titles are in the so-called Count’s salon (ground floor), others in so-called „safe room” (1st floor).

About the Artist

Wojciech Weiss is “one of the most outstanding Polish painters of the Young Poland (1890-1918) period and the interwar period. In the early period he painted symbolic figural scenes, often with fantastic themes, later also portraits, nudes and landscapes. He also did graphics and sculpture. ” (quoted from sztuka.agraart.pl).

Wojciech Weiss (4 May 1875 – 7 December 1950) was a prominent Polish painter and draughtsman of the Young Poland movement. Weiss was born in Bukovina to a Polish family in exile of Stanisław Weiss and Maria Kopaczyńska. He gave up music training to study art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków under Leon Wyczółkowski. Weiss originally painted historical or mythological paintings, but later switched to Expressionism after being profoundly influenced by Stanisław Przybyszewski. Weiss later became a member of the Vienna Secession. He was one of the first Polish Art Nouveau poster designers. Near the end of his life, he made several significant contributions to paintings of the Socialist realism in Poland. (Wikipedia)