Director of the project: dr. Algė Andriulytė

Ferdynand Ruszczyc (1870–1936) was one of the most significant artists of East-Central European Early Modernism. Ruszczyc was born in Bohdanow manor, he studied in St Petersburg Academy of Arts, in 1900 became a member of Polish elite artists association „Sztuka“ (Art). Ruszczyc’s landscape paintings were exposed in various European cities, also he worked as professor in Warsaw and  Krakow Art Academies. His artistic activity is important for cultural studies in Lithuania, Poland and Belarus. The monograph „Ferdynand Ruszczyc: Civis Vilnensis sum“ aims at the analysis of Ruszczyc’s oeuvre by emphasising of Vilnius cultural environment and its influence on artist cultural identity. This study attempts at thorough assessment of the variety of the artist's painting, applied graphic works, scenography and semi theatrical events, analyzing them in the broad cultural and social context.

Project is funded by Research Council of Lithuania