Paweł Giżycki

Paweł Giżycki (1692 – 1762) was a Polish Jesuit architect who worked mainly in eastern regions of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.[1][2]

Giżycki was born in Greater Poland on 21 January 1692. His exact place of birth is unknown. He was admitted into the Society of Jesus in Kraków on 16 July 1710. In 1712–1713 he taught grammar in Piotrków. In 1713–1716 he studied philosophy in Lublin College and spent the next three years teaching in Lwów, Sambor and Sandomierz.[3] Between 1719 and 1923, he studied theology in Sandomierz and Kraków. It is alleged that during this period, Giżycki received also architectural education and possibly worked at rebuilding of the burnt Kraków College. He most probably learned architecture at Kacper Bażanka's workshop. After graduation, he was sent on mission to parishes of Biała, Jordanów and Żywiec. His first known architectural work was the main altar of Żywiec parish church, dated to 1724.[4] Giżycki died on 28 January 1762 in Krzemieniec, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (now Kremenets, Ukraine).[5]

Works and projectsEdit

 
Saint Ignatius of Loyola church in Kremenets designed by Paweł Giżycki

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Betlej 2003, pp. 13, 19
  2. ^ Ostrowski 2011, p. 34
  3. ^ Betlej 2003, pp. 13–14
  4. ^ Betlej 2003, pp. 14, 28
  5. ^ Betlej 2003, p. 19
  6. ^ Betlej 2003, p. 17
  7. ^ Betlej 2003, p. 33
  8. ^ Betlej 2003, p. 45
  9. ^ Betlej2 1998, p. 309
  10. ^ Betlej2 1998, p. 306
  11. ^ a b c Betlej 2003, p. 39
  12. ^ Betlej 2003, pp. 112, 176
  13. ^ Betlej 2003, p. 47
  14. ^ Betlej 2003, pp. 136–137
  15. ^ Betlej 2003, p. 154
  16. ^ Betlej 2003, p. 113

Bibliography

  • (in Polish) Betlej, Andrzej (2003). Paweł Giżycki SJ: architekt polski XVIII wieku. Towarzystwo Naukowe Societas Vistulana. ISBN 838838516X.CS1 maint: ref duplicates default (link)
  • (in Polish) Betlej, Andrzej (1998). "Uwagi na temat działalności budowlanej Jezuitów oraz Pawła Giżyckiego SJ na południowo-wschodnim pograniczu Rzeczypospolitej". In Baranowski, Andrzej Józef (ed.). Sztuka pograniczy Rzeczypospolitej w okresie nowożytnym od XVI do XVIII wieku. Warsaw.
  • Ostrowski, Jan K. (2011). "Art in Poland from the Renaissance to the Rococo". In Biedrońska-Słota, Beata (ed.). Polonia. Tesoros y colecciones artísticas. Madrid.