Józef Brandt

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Józef Brandt
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Józef Brandt, 1880
Born11 February 1841
Died12 June 1915(1915-06-12) (aged 74)
Known forPainting
MovementPaintings of battles

Józef Brandt (1841 in Szczebrzeszyn – 1915 in Radom) was a Polish painter, a representative of the Munich School, best known for his paintings of battles.[1]


Brandt studied in Warsaw in the school of J.N. Leszczynski and at the Noblemen's Institute. In 1858 he left for Paris to study at the Ecole centrale Paris but was persuaded by Juliusz Kossak to abandon engineering in favor of painting. He studied as a painter in Munich under Franz Adam and Karl Piloty and then opened his own studio.

His paintings mostly study 17th-century military life, though he has also made some studies of Polish peasant life.[2]

In 1893, Brandt was awarded the Order of Isabella the Catholic,[3] and in 1898, he became the recipient of the Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art.[4]

Centre of Polish Sculpture[edit]

Brandt's 19th century manor house in Orońsko together with surrounding park serves today as the Centre of Polish Sculpture.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "It's Brandt new: First large-scale exhibition dedicated to battle-painter Józef Brandt opens in Warsaw". Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Józef Brandt". Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Józef Brandt". Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Zeitschrift für Bayerische Landesgeschichte (ZBLG)". Retrieved 4 November 2019.