Fałat Julian

Painter, born in 1853 in Tuligłów near Mościska, died in 1929 in Bystra. He studied at the SSP, studied polytechnics in Zurich and Munich, then in Switzerland he was a draftsman at the construction of a railway. Then he studied painting at the Munich Academy. He traveled a lot in Poland and Europe – an interesting fact is that he traveled around the world. He was a painter of Emperor Wilhelm II. Director of the School of Fine Arts in Krakow, then the Academy of Fine Arts. He reformed and modernized it. He appointed many eminent artists as professors, such as Leon Wyczółkowski or Józef Pankiewicz and others. After retirement, he settled in Bystra. During World War I, he was in the Legions and fought at the front. After the war, he lived in Toruń, where he founded the Confraternity of Artists, the Music Society, and the Society for the Protection of Children. Member of the “Czartak” poetry group founded by E. Zegadłowicz. He mainly painted genre scenes, hunting scenes, portraits and landscapes, for example, “Snow”. His paintings can be found in numerous museums, such as the National Museum or the Wawel Castle.

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