Friday, 15 December 2017

Art on Friday; Edward Okuń

Edward Okuń (1872–1945) was a Polish Art Nouveau painter and freemason. He painted landscapes, portraits, designed covers and llustrated magazines, including the German magazine "Jugend".

Edward Okun started his studies at the Warsaw Drawing School then continued his education at the Academy of Cracow, in Munich and Paris. Okun settled in Rome and took many trips to the Italian cities of Florence, Sorrento, Amalfi and the island of Capri.

After his return to Poland in 1921, he took a professorship at the Warsaw Academy (1925-1930). After his mythical landscapes and ornamental portraits full of symbolic references, Okun is recognized as one of the outstanding exponents of the Polish Secession.

Concert, 1912

The war and us, 1923

Mother Mushroom and children

Sacred Music, 1915

Fraulein Leopardus,1906

Spring Intoxication, 1906

© KH

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