Jan Matejko Monument

Jan Matejko Monument – Krakow, Poland

Unveiled as recently as November 2013, this monument pays homage to one of Poland's greatest painters, and one of Kraków's most beloved sons. 2013 was not only the 175th anniversary of Jan Matejko's birth in Kraków, but also the 120th anniversary of his death here. Famous for his epic and out sized historical paintings, which have been reproduced enough to become imprinted within the national psyche, Matejko's work can be seen throughout Kraków from Collegium Novum to the 19th Century Polish Art Gallery in the Cloth Hall, to the monumental polychrome he did inside St. Mary's Basilica in his final…