Polish Research on the Vilnius Artistic Community 1919–1939

Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis





Vilnius, exhibitions, publications, artistic community


This review of publications and exhibitions is devoted to the artis- tic community of Interwar Vilnius and the Faculty of Fine Arts at Stephen Báthory University. It includes a look at how the National Museum in Warsaw has operated since the 1960s (under the direction of Prof. Stanisław Lorentz), as well as the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, the Nicolaus Copernicus University and the District Museum in Toruń. The subject of discussion is monographic exhibitions of artists (including Ferdynand Ruszczyc, Ludomir Sleńdziński, Henryk Kuna, Tymon Niesiołowski), problematic exhibitions such as “The Vilnius Artistic Community 1919–1945” (BWA Olsztyn 1989), “Fine Arts Education in Vilnius and its Traditions” (Toruń 1996), publications by, inter alia, Prof. Józef Poklewski, Dr. Irena Jakimowicz, Jan Kotłowski and the author of the present paper. Attention is also directed toward the Jewish artistic community – in particular, the “Yung Wilne” group.

Author Biography

Jerzy Malinowski, Polish Institute of World Art Studies in Warsaw, Poland

Jerzy Malinowski, is a graduate of the Jagiellonian University, former deputy director of the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the National Museum in Warsaw, president of the Polish Institute of World Art Studies in Warsaw and head of the Department of Modern Art History of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Nicolaus Copernicus University whose awards include the Jan Karski and Pola Nireńska prize, awarded by the Institute for Jewish Research in New York, honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts, member of the authorities of the Polish AICA section. His main area of interest involves 19th and 21st century European art and Asian art. Author of various books, including: Julian Fałat (Warsaw 1985), Imitations of the World. On Polish Painting and Art Cri- ticism of the Second Nineteenth Century (Krakow 1987), The Yung Yiddish Group and the Jewish ‚New Art‘ Milieu in Poland 1918–1923 (Warsaw 1988), Art and a New Community. The Bunt Artists‘ Association 1917–1923 (Wrocław 1990), Leon Wyczółkowski (Krakow 1995), Maurycy Gottlieb (Warsaw 1997), Painting and Sculpture of Polish Jews in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Warsaw 2000; English version 2017), Polish painting of the 19th century (Warsaw 2003), In the circle of the École de Paris. Jewish artists from Poland (Warsaw 2007). He has been published in Chinese – The history of Polish Art (Shanghai 2015) – and authored many studies on, for example, modern and Asian art in English, Chinese, French, Japanese, German, Russian.




How to Cite

Malinowski, J. (2019). Polish Research on the Vilnius Artistic Community 1919–1939: Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis. Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis, (98), 362–370. https://doi.org/10.37522/aaav.98.2020.34