The biography of Alfred von Wierusz-Kowalski (1849 - 1915)
Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski (1849 – 1915) was a Polish painter of the Munich school, one of the most popular in this time. In 1890 he was nominated as an honorary professor of the Munich Academy.
After his studies in Warsaw and Dresden, Wierusz-Kowalski settled in Munich in 1873. He studied for a year at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts and then under Joseph von Brandt.
His paintings, which received medals at numerous exhibitions, where sought-after by collectors and German art dealers. He painted generic and historical scenes. After his journey to Africa in 1903 he also undertook oriental themes.
His paintings sparsely can be found in collections of Polish museums. His paintings were sold mostly on the German market and turned up in private collections in Germany and the United States.