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Ignace Jan Paderewski

(1860-1941), Pianist, composer, diplomat and politician

Sitter in 14 portraits
Polish pianist and composer, politician and spokesman for Polish independence. Born to Polish parents in the village of Kurilivka, his father Jan Paderewski was an administrator of large estates. He was raised by distant relatives after his mother died before he reached the age of one. Later he lived with his father again and his father remarried. Interested in music from an early age, he began piano lessons at the age of 12, later graduating from Warsaw Conservatory in (1878) and becoming a piano tutor. He married fellow student Antonina Korsakówna from whom he became widowed several weeks after she bore him a severely handicapped son. Leaving his son in the care of friends he studied music composition in Berlin before moving to Vienna. A favourite of concert audiences around the world, he used his fame and the media for diplomatic purposes. He became the Prime Minister of Poland and also Poland's foreign minister (1919).

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Ignace Jan Paderewski, by Oscar Remandas, for  London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG P1700(38d)

Ignace Jan Paderewski

by Oscar Remandas, for London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen print, circa 1892
NPG P1700(38d)

Ignace Jan Paderewski, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127469

Ignace Jan Paderewski

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1890
NPG x127469

Ignace Jan Paderewski, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127470

Ignace Jan Paderewski

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1890
NPG x127470

Ignace Jan Paderewski, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127471

Ignace Jan Paderewski

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1890
NPG x127471

Ignace Jan Paderewski, by Unknown photographer - NPG x45118

Ignace Jan Paderewski

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, 1890s-1900s
NPG x45118

Ignace Jan Paderewski, by Oscar Remandas, for  London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x45119

Ignace Jan Paderewski

by Oscar Remandas, for London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
postcard print, (circa 1892)
NPG x45119

Ignace Jan Paderewski, by Oscar Remandas, for  London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x197376

Ignace Jan Paderewski

by Oscar Remandas, for London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, circa 1892
NPG x197376

Ignace Jan Paderewski, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x21700

Ignace Jan Paderewski

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
bromide print, 1910s?
NPG x21700

Ignace Jan Paderewski, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23363

Ignace Jan Paderewski

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1890
NPG D23363

Ignace Jan Paderewski ('Men of the Day. No. 769.'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D44993

Ignace Jan Paderewski ('Men of the Day. No. 769.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 28 December 1899
NPG D44993

Diners at Denham Studios Restaurant, by Anthony Wysard - NPG D312

Diners at Denham Studios Restaurant

by Anthony Wysard
watercolour and pencil, published 1937
NPG D312

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Ignace Jan Paderewski

by Jadwiga Golcza
sepia platinotype cabinet card, 1890s
NPG x135382

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Ignace Jan Paderewski

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1890
NPG x82182

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