Anna Bilińska – The Artist / National Museum in Warsaw, Poland

Anna Bilińska is a polish painter that lived at a time when women were not able to study at state universities; that’s why she had to study painting in private schools. In 1889, at the World Exhibition in Paris, she presented her „Self-Portrait”, which earned her a silver medal and the opportunity to exhibit more of her works at subsequent exhibitions. It was the artist’s great success which opened her doors to a European career.

A self-portrait with painting brushes has become her flagship work and today is considered a symbolic manifesto of the generation of women who fought for their rightful place in the world of art.
The pictures commemorate 2021’s exhibition held by the National Museum in Warsaw presenting Bilińska’s artistic career.