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Józef Brandt (1841 in Szczebrzeszyn – 1915 in Radom) was a Polish painter, best known for his paintings of battles.

Józef Brandt
Portrait of the Painter Jozef Brandt by Boleslaw Szankowski.jpg
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Portrait of Józef Brandt by Boleslaw Szankowski
Born 11 February 1841
Died June 12, 1915(1915-06-12) (aged 74)
Nationality Polish
Known for Painting
Movement Paintings of battles

Brandt studied in Warsaw in the school of J.N. Leszczynski and at the Noblemen's Institute. In 1858 he left for Paris to study at the Ecole centrale Paris but was persuaded by Juliusz Kossak to abandon engineering in favor of painting. He studied as a painter in Munich under Franz Adam and Karl Piloty and then opened his own studio. His paintings mostly study 17th-century military life, though he has also made some studies of Polish peasant life.


Centre of Polish SculptureEdit

Brandt's 19th century manor house in Orońsko together with surrounding park serves today as the Centre of Polish Sculpture.


See alsoEdit



  • Muther, Richard (1896). The History of Modern Painting (vol. 2). vol. 2. trans. Ernest Dowson, George Greene, & Arthur Hillier. Henry & Co.; Digital edition by Google Books. p. 156.
  •   Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Brandt, Josef von". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
  •   Rines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Brandt, Josef von". Encyclopedia Americana.