Mieczyslaw De Rakowsky (1887-1947) || Still life with apples. 1932 || Oil on canvas

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Mécislas De Rakowski (owner. Mieczyslaw Rakowski) (b. 1882 in Więckowice , d. 1947 in Jambes, Belgium) – Polish painter working in Belgium.

He studied at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts , and continued his education in Munich and Florence. For a time he lived and gained knowledge of the artistic techniques of painting in Paris, and then c. 1920 moved to Belgium, he settled in Jambes.

Mieczyslaw Rakowski painted landscapes, many of which are views of the beaches and the sea coast. He also created portraits, still lifes and interior spaces. In 1928 he had his solo exhibition in Liège, in 1932 in Brussels, and in 1943 Namen. He also exhibited in Ixelles and Ostend. In 1931 he visited Krakow, then painted views of Wawel Castle and the interior of the churches, followed by a passing stay in Poznan. The place of its common open air was the Meuse Valley and the streets and alleys of Namur. In 1948 a posthumous exhibition of the artist’s oeuvre took place.