Aleksander Laszenko Biography

Aleksander Laszenko




Aleksander Laszenko was born June 4, 1883, in Annowce, Poland. He was a painter, printmaker, and world traveler. He studied painting at the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts between 1901 and 1904. 

Laszenko was also interested in archeology and ethnography. His subjects were drawn almost exclusively from his trips to Africa, Cairo, Luxor, Syria, Egypt, Algiers and Morocco.  He captured the daily life of the natives, the animals, and the architecture of the old cities.

Laszenko died on June 11, 1944, and is buried in the municipal cemetery in Wioclawek in Northern Poland.