Prof. Jerzy Miziołek
Director of the National Museum in Warsaw
Professor of the Classical Tradition in the Visual Arts at the University of Warsaw (Institute of Archaeology). He studied Art History and Classical Archaeology at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, and Christian Archaeology at the Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana, Rome. He received a PhD in 1987, and a post-doctoral degree (habilitation) in 1996. He held a Saxl Fund fellowship from the Warburg Institute (1989), a J. Paul Getty postdoctoral fellowship in the History of Art and Humanities (1991), a Mellon fellowship at Villa I Tatti (Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, 1994/95), a Paul Mellon fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington (1996, 1997, 1998, and 2001) as well as a Getty Research Institute fellowship (2006). Since 1992 he has taught courses in Italian Renaissance art and the classical tradition in the visual arts in the 18th and 19th centuries. He is the author of nearly 200 papers and reviews published in such periodicals as: the Journal of the Warburg Institute, Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, Prospettiva, Renaissance Studies, I Tatti Studies, Fontes, Iconographica, Pegasus, Arte Cristiana and Arte Lombarda. He has published twelve books, including: Sol verus: studia nad ikonografią Chrystusa w sztuce pierwszego tysiąclecia [Sol verus: Studies in the iconography of Christ in the art of the first Christian millennium] (1991); Soggetti classici sui cassoni fiorentini alla vigilia del Rinascimento (1996); Chopin among Artists and Scholars (2010); The Villa Laurentina of Pliny the Younger in an Eighteenth-Century Vision (2016); Nel segno di “Quo vadis?”. Roma ai tempi di Nerone e dei primi martiri nelle opere di Sienkiewicz, Siemiradzki, Styka e Smuglewicz (2017). He also edited Falsifications in Polish Collections and Abroad (2001) and Chopin e l’Italia (2015).