Varietes – variety in art

Walach Jan

Jan Walach (1884 Istebna-1979 ibidem). Painter, printer, sculptorer. 


He started the artistic education in Zakopane. Then he studied at Fine Art Academy of Cracow (courses by Jozef Mehoffer, Julian Falat, Ferdynand Ruszczyc, Jan Stanislawski). He traveled to France, Italy, Germany and Austria. During the I WW he served in Austrian army as a painter and medallist. After the war he came back to his hometown where he lived till his death. In his works he showed the places he knew very well – Beskid mountains and people from Istebna (their habits, fests and rituals).