A semi-antique circa 1950 large Polish painting oil on canvas by well-known listed Polish artist Michal Stanko (1901 – 1969).
Finely hand-painted a Tatra mountains Landscape with shepherds' huts in the High Tatras in Poland Signed by the artist in the lower right corner.
The painting canvas is stretched on its original wooden stretcher frame secured by hand-forged iron nails and mounted in its original period wooden frame.
On the back of the painting is a paper label glued to the canvas with red seals and handwritten marks and the date 68 (1968). Also the stretcher frame is stamped with red seal.
Many of his later paintings were commercially painted on board rather than canvas like this painting.
Below is the link to his paintings' prices on the Polish Art Market, showing the increase in the prices of his paintings at Polish Art Auctions in 2007-2020.( This Tatra mountains landscape is also labeled and stamped at the back in the same way as our painting. ). was sold recently at the auction on 13-12-2020 for 20 000 Polish zlotych (5479 US Dollars, US Dollars (USD) to Polish Zloty exchange rate for December 15, 2020.
Dimensions with the frame: 78 cm x 58.5cm (30.71 inches x 23.03 inches).
Dimensions without the frame: 70 cm x 50 cm (27.56 inches x 19.69 inches).
CONDITION: In very good condition, no restorations whatsoever.
Michal Stanko (1901 – 1969) Polish Artist landscape painter; in his early youth, he lived in Miechów. During World War I, he fought in the Polish Legions. In the years 1927-1939, he stayed mainly in Zakopane; he painted numerous Tatra landscapes and collaborated with painter Janusz Kotarbiński, working on the polychrome of the new parish church (1932-1934). He also temporarily lived in Sosnowiec. He belonged to - founded in 1929 by Stanisław Szukalski - "Szczep Rogate Heart", assuming the name of Michał from Sosnowiec. In 1939, he voluntarily joined the army, taking part in the September 1939' campaign. In the years 1942-1943, he made a polychrome in the church in Koziegłowy near Częstochowa. After the war, he was associated with the Silesian artistic environment, but he constantly lived in his favorite Zakopane, where he had a studio. He painted landscapes, especially Tatra landscapes, but also views from Silesia (Landscape from the vicinity of Szopienice, 1962). Moreover, he created still lifes, portraits, nudes, and symbolic compositions. They were mainly oil paintings and - less often - watercolors.