Teodor Axentowicz (1859 – 1938) was a renowned Polish painter and the rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, famous as an artist for his portraits of beautiful women.
Axentowicz studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 1879-1882, then he moved to Paris to continue his education. In Paris he worked with various magazines and started his career as a copyist duplicating the works of Tizian and Botticelli. He extensively traveled to London and Rome, working on his first set of portraits.
In 1893, in London, he married Iza Henrietta Gielgud, aunt of Val Gielgud and John Gielgud of the theatrical dynasty.
Portraits of Beautiful Women by Ulisse Caputo,
Janos Laszlo Aldor. Portraits
With a Blue Pitcher, 1904