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Henryk Rodakowski

Henryk Rodakowski
Self-portrait, 1853
Born July 9, 1823
Lwów
(today Lviv)
Died December 28, 1894(1894-12-28) (aged 71)
Kraków
Nationality Polish
Known for Painting

Henryk Rodakowski (1823–1894) was a Polish painter.

Biography

He came from a well-known family of lawyers. Continuing the family tradition between 1841 and 1845, he studied law in Vienna. Later he studied painting under Joseph Danhauser (1805–1845) and Franz Eybl (1806–1880). In the years 1846 to 1867 he lived in Paris, where he continued his studies with Léon Cogniet. In 1852 he experienced his first major success by painting a portrait of General Henryk Dembiński, which won the first prize. His studio was visited by the famous painter Eugène Delacroix.

In 1861 he married the love of his youth, Kamila of Salzgeber Blühdorn, with whom he had two children. His great-grandson was Jacek Woźniakowski (1920–2012), art historian, writer and co-founder of publishing house "Znak".

In 1866 he was a member of the Polish Historical and Literary Society in Paris. A year later, he left Paris and returned to Poland. He lived in Pałahicze near Stanisławów. At the end of his life he settled in Kraków.

In 1893 he became director and president of the Society of Friends of Fine Arts and chairman of the Committee of the National Museum. On December 24, 1894, he was nominated for the director of Kraków Academy of Fine Arts, but died unexpectedly four days later. He was buried in Rakowice Cemetery in Kraków.

He was a recipient of the Legion of Honour.

He was befriended by the painter and activist Leon Kaplinski.

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