Theme/Style California Regionalism, Western landscapes, still lifes, portraits
Artistic Focus Born to wealth in Krakow, Poland, Stanislaus Poray was the son of Count Michael Poray, an established landscape painter. First recognized for his Western landscapes, Poray later focused his attention on still lifes, often calling upon his knowledge of ancient Chinese culture, philosophy and art to inform his work. Some of his Regionalist works evoked the themes and styles of Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood.
• He studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in
Krakow as well as in Paris.
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