Krzysztof Lubieniecki

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Krzysztof Lubieniecki
Krzysztof Lubieniecki.jpg
Self portrait
Known forPainting, Engraving

Krzysztof Lubieniecki or Christoffel Lubienietzky (1659[1]–1729) was a Polish Baroque painter and engraver active in Amsterdam during the Dutch Golden Age.


Krzysztof was born in Stettin (today: Szczecin), Pommerania. His brother Teodor Lubieniecki was also a painter and engraver. They learned to paint from the landscape and seascape painter Juriaan Stur in Hamburg.[2] In 1667 they travelled to Amsterdam, where Krzysztof apprenticed with Adriaen Backer, and Teodor with Gerard de Lairesse. In 1682, Teodor moved to Hannover before eventually moving to Poland in 1706, where he died.[3]

Krzysztof remained in Amsterdam, where he painted portraits and genre pieces. He also collaborated on prints for Jacobus Houbraken, Daniël Willink [nl], and Johannes Brandt (son of Gerard Brandt). He died in Amsterdam.

In 1944 a Lubieniecki painting Portrait of a young man was looted from the National Museum of Warsaw by the Nazis during the Warsaw Uprising; it was "liberated" by an American serviceman but was turned over to Polish authorities in 2015.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Krzysztof Lubieniecki".
  2. ^ "Home Johann Georg Stuhr". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  3. ^ Houbraken, Arnold (1718). "Theodorus en Christoffel Lubienietzky biography". De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen. courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  4. ^ "Polish Krzysztof Lubieniecki painting looted by the Nazis found hanging in Ohio home". Mail Online. 29 September 2015.
  5. ^ "FBI — A Wartime Loss Found". FBI.

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