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Painted by violin and bass, Leon Wyczółkowski (1852-1936)

The exhibition prepared for the Julian Rydzkowski Historical – Ethnographic Museum in Chojnice is a display of selected works made by Leon Wyczółkowski from the collection of the Bydgoszcz Museum. The exhibition features 24 paintings, drawings and graphic artworks in varied topics, from different periods of work of the artist, comprising almost all types of paintings, drawings and graphic art, with particular consideration to the motif of woods and trees, which played an important role in his creative work.

Wyczółkowski was traveling many times to the Tuchola Forest, painting huge old oaks, yews, and spruce alleys. In the summer of 1930, he visited Tuchola, Chełmno, Chojnice, Gniew, Grudziądz, Świecie, and Toruń. The result of his trip was the Pomeranian Portfolio, containing eight display boards, which he published in 1931. It featured several motifs from the Tuchola Forest: Entrance to the Grove, Yew Tree, and Morning in the Forest. The artist was recollecting the Teutonic ruins from Chojnice during this trip.

The exhibition can be seen in the Julian Rydzkowski Historical – Ethnographic Museum in Chojnice, ul. Podmurna 3, Brama Człuchowska. The opening of the exhibition will take place on May 30th at 1:00 pm.

The exhibition will be open until September 30, 2014.


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