The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Siemiradzki, Henryk

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SIEMIRADZKI, syĕm-ĭ-räz'kĭ, Henryk, Polish painter: b. near Kharkov, Grodno government, 15 Nov. 1843; d. 1902. He studied art in the Academy of Saint Petersburg and after a sojourn in Munich, fixed his studio in Rome. Among his best canvases are ‘Nero's Torches’ (1876) now in the National Museum, Cracow; ‘The Vase or the Slave’ (1879); ‘The Amulet-Seller’ (1888); ‘Christ Stilling the Waves’; ‘The Sword Dance’ (1880); ‘Phryne at Eleusis’ (1889), in the Alexander Museum, petrograd; ‘Christ with Martha and Mary’ (1886). He also decorated with much skill two ceilings in the Netchaïev Palace of Petrograd and several churches of Cracow and Moscow.