Alfred Wierusz Kowalski Biography | Oil Paintings
10-11-1849 Suwalki, POL - 2-16-1915 Munich, GER
Alfred Jan Maksymilian Kowalski known as Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski at the age of twenty-four moved to Munich in 1873 after finishing his studies in Warsaw and Dresden. He studied for a year at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts and then privately under Josef Brandt. His paintings received medals at exhibitions and were sought-after by German art collectors and art dealers.
In 1890 he was nominated as an honorary professor at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. He painted genre and historical scenes and after a trip to Morocco in Northern Africa in 1903, he also started painting Orientalism subjects. Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski paintings were sold on the German art market and turned up in private collections in Germany and also in the United States.
His images, embedded deep in domestic subjects, portraying scenes of little settlements and towns, often depicted with humor and a hint of irony. His oil paintings of dramatic attacks by wolves on people traveling on sleighs and horses crazed with fear had great success. These paintings were popular for decades, so he set up a big, almost craftlike studio and hired young painters and art students who made reproductions of his most famous art work, he then put the finishing touches and signed his name. Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski's Lone Wolf which was made into a print was one of the most reproduced prints of the 20th century.
Art Movement: Realism.
Artists Influencing Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski: Raphael Hadziewicz, Alexander Wagner.
He Traveled To Germany, Morocco.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.
Alfred Wierusz Kowalski Hand-Painted Oil Painting Reproductions.
Alfred Wierusz Kowalski Museum Art Replicas on Canvas.
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