Rodakowski Henryk

Painter, born in Lviv in 1823, died in Krakow in 1894. He graduated from law in Vienna and studied painting there. From 1846 he stayed in Paris, Venice, Lviv and Stanisławów. Activist of various artistic societies, president of the Society of Friends of Fine Arts, co-organizer of the National Museum in Krakow and the School of Fine Arts of which he was professor and rector. He painted historical compositions, genre scenes such as “Posłow u Sobieskiego”, “Wojna Kokosza” or “Album from Palahicki”.
He was considered to be one of the most outstanding Polish portrait painters, the best known ones are the portrait of his father, sister and mother, as well as the portrait of General Dembiński.

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