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Stanisław Wyspiański

Stanisław Wyspiański was born in 1869 in Poland. He was a Polish playwright, painter and poet, as well as interior and furniture designer. Wyspiański was one of the most outstanding and multifaceted artists of his time in Europe. He successfully joined the trends of modernism with themes of the Polish folk tradition and Romantic history. Unofficially, he came to be known as the Fourth Polish Bard (in addition to the earlier Three Bards: Adam Mickiewicz, Juliusz Słowacki, and Zygmunt Krasiński). Stanisław Wyspiański together with Józef Mehoffer designed 36 stained glass windows for the Mariacki Church in Kraków to help Matejko in church conservation in which he had been taking part since 1889. Stanisław Wyspiański died in 1907. His funeral took place in Kraków and became a national manifestation. Wyspiański was buried in the Crypt of the Distinguished in the Skałka Church.