As Magdalena Doksa-Tverberg, Deputy Director of the Department of Culture and National Works, said on Wednesday, Teodor Axentowicz lived and worked in Krakow for 40 years.
The bust is to be placed on the square, whose patron was Axentowicz in 1952, at the intersection of Kazimierza Wielkiego, Henryka Sienkiewicza and Stanisław Wyspiański Streets. The proposal for the location of the bust came from the artist’s grandson, the president of the Armenian Cultural Society, Adam Kieniewicz (he died in 2020).
“The sculpture will be made by prof. She recalled that during the period of the law on the Axentowicz revitalization square, the residents opted for the artist in this place of the bust.
The purchase will be financed by the department of culture and condition as will be made and the plant will be purchased.
At the end of September, a contract was signed with the general contractor, who is the contractor of the Axentowicz construction site. The works are to cost PLN 4.7 million. Over 31,000 flowering perennials, over 51,000 bulbs, as well as 7 cherries and several hundred rose bushes will be planted on the square. Semicircular benches will be installed, and for the first time in Krakow, a fogging cavity known from other sources, such as Budapest or Berlin, functional coolness and refreshment.
Teodor Axentowicz (1859-1938) 242 242 242 242 242 242 242 242 242 24: 2019 to the Russian Armenian family in Bukovina. They were a supported portraitist and author of genre scenes drawing on folk folklore. He also designed posters and illustrations with graphics.
He was a co-founder of the team of History and Monuments Lovers in Krakow. Axentowicz took part in the work on the renovation of the Armenian cathedral in Lviv, at the invitation of Archbishop Józef Teofil Teodorowicz. He collaborated in 1894 with Wojciech Kossak and Jan Styka on the implementation of the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice. In 1897 he founded a painting school for women in Krakow, where they lectured, among others, Wyczółkowski and Stanisławski. He died in Kraków and was buried at the Rakowicki Cemetery.