Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Painting


This important gallery is separated into four separate rooms, each focusing on an element of Polish art from the end of the 18th century up to WWI. The Chełmoński room, on the 1st floor, is considered the strongest, focusing on Polish trends such as realism, impressionism and symbolist painting.

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