|Wladimir de Terlikowski|
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"Still Life with Guitar"
Oil on canvas
18 1/4 x 13 inches
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Wladimir de Terlikowski was born April 24, 1873 near Warsaw in Poraj, Poland. The artist traveled extensively through France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland and Northern Africa. He mounted several solo exhibitions between 1900 and 1930 throughout Paris, Rome, Warsaw and the United States.
Terlikowski settled in Montparnasse where he was a contemporary of Modigliani, Soutine, Picasso, Vlaminick and Derain. His technique is most identified by his use of the palette knife and has been compared to the work of Cezanne and Renoir.
Terlikowski was a member of the Murols School of artists whose main inspirations were drawn from Victor Charreton and Leon Boudal. The school was named after the village in Auvergne and was active from 1910-1925.
His formal education was limited, though throughout the course of his travels he attended Academy de Monaco, and upon arriving in Paris studied under JP Laurens. The artist taught drawing for a time at a girls’ school in Sydney and supported himself with odd jobs and portrait commissions springing from random wedding parties and traveling circuses.
It was at the 1912 Salon d’Automne that Terlikowski met his first patron and was offered a one man show at the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune. The show opened April 21, 1913 after which Vuillard and Bonnard both had shows in the following months of the same year at the gallery. Critics wrote of the exhibition describing the artist as “the Polish Master”. Later the same year the Musée National du Luxembourg in Paris purchased a canvas by Terlikowski titled Entrance to Besse-en-Chadesse, Auvergne.
Terlikowski died in 1951.
Museums in Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseilles, Paris and Rome have collected his work.
Bennard Perlmann published Terlikowkis’s biography "Wladimir de Terlikowski: His Life and Work" in 1998.