Korpal Michał Stefan

Korpal Michał Stefan was a sculptor born in 1854. He was the son of Michał Adam Korpal. For two years he studied sculpture in the studio of Edward and Zygmunt Stehlik, later he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.

Together with professor Leonard Marconi, he worked in Lviv to decorate the buildings of the Polytechnic University and the Palace of Justice, among others. He died in 1915.

Michał Stefan is the author of:

  • many tombstones at the Rakowicki Cemetery
  • busts in Jordan Park
  • the Tadeusz Kościuszko monument in Rzeszów
  • the monument to Bartosz Głowacki in Tarnobrzeg
  • bust of Jan Kiliński in the Krakow City Hall
  • sculptures on the cornice of the pediment of the Juliusz Słowacki.
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