Drawing, old and contemporary graphic art

Drawing, old and contemporary graphic art

The collection consisting of over 2,000 items, features old Polish graphic art – the 19th and the first half of the 20th century, and on a smaller scale - European graphic art (Italian and French) ranging from the 16th to the 20th century.  


Among them, we can admire real masterpieces – works by eminent artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt Haermensz van Rijn or Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Contemporary drawing and graphic art is represented by Polish works coming from different artistic backgrounds - Eugeniusz Get-Stankiewicz, Jacek Gaj, Witold Skórczewski, Zbylut Grzywacz, Aleksander Rak. The powerful Silesian group of graphic artists occupies a special place here. There are also few examples of foreign graphic art from Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Japan.


The collection is complemented by tools and other items of graphic equipment, such as print plates, chisels and presses.


 


Jaques Callot, Candlelit-Supper, 17th century, etching Thomas Rowlandson, Satirical Boxing Match Scene, 1812, etching, hand coloured Krzysztof W. Skórczewski, Dolls, 1986, copperplate, mezzotint Tadeusz Jackowski, Still Life with reproductions, 1977, mezzotint