Tadeusz Maria Rostworowski

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Tadeusz Maria Rostworowski
Tadeusz Rostworowski 1860-1928.jpg
Born(1860-03-21)21 March 1860
Died23 August 1928(1928-08-23) (aged 68)
Alma materImperial Academy of Arts

Tadeusz Maria Rostworowski (1860-1928) was a Polish architect and painter.

He was born on 21 March 1860 in Kowalewszczyzna in Congress Poland. After completing gymnasium in Warsaw, he entered the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg, where he obtained a diploma degree in architecture in 1885. He was taught by Alfred Parland and Vasil Kennel. He furthered his studies in Kraków, Munich and Paris.[1]

His major works included:[1]

  • Puttkamer's palace in Bolcieniki, in English Neo-Gothic style (c. 1890–1896)
  • Imperial Palace in Białowieża, in collaboration with N. J. de Rochefort (dismantled in 1950s)
  • Expansion of manor house owned by the Chomiński family (wooden, 18th century), in Olszew [pl]
  • St. Georges Hotel in Vilnius (1893)[2]
  • Reconstruction of Ignacy Korwin-Milewski's palace, in Neo-Baroque style (1895)
  • Neo-Gothic expansion of Władysław Tyszkiewicz's palace in Lentvaris (1899), in collaboration with Belgian architect de Waegh
  • Manor of the Wańkowicz family in Rudaków (1900), in collaboration with Bronisław Mineyko
  • Reconstruction project of Józef Biszewski's palace in Łyntupy, in Neo-Renessaince style

Rostworowski built or rebuilt nearly thirty churches in Podlachia and Lithuania, among others: Neo-Renessance church in Parafianowo, churches in Bieniakonie (1901), Lentvaris, Molėtai, Kreva, Baltoji Vokė and Šalčininkai.[1]

In 1898, he married Zofia (née Oskierka), with whom he had son Andrzej and daughter Maria Róża. Besides his architectural profession, he was also a keen painter. He died suddenly of heart attack, on 23 August 1928.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d Kunkel, Robert M. (1989–1991). "Tadeusz Maria Rostworowski". Polski Słownik Biograficzny. Vol. XXXII (in Polish). Polish Academy of Sciences.CS1 maint: date format (link)
  2. ^ Lukšionytė, Nijolė (2015). "City Culture: from Historicism to Modernism". In Iršėnas, Marius; Račiūnaitė, Tojana (eds.). The Lithuanian Millenium. History, Art and Culture. Vilnius Academy of Arts Press. p. 467. ISBN 978-609-447-097-4.