The bronze pictured above was done in 1920 by Wojciech Przedwojewski and shows Paderewski just after he resigned from the government and was contemplating returning to the concert stage. We are considering how we may be able to use this image for our poster for the Tenth Festival in 2023. The antiquarian bookshop “Antykwariat Galeria Atticus” in Warsaw–which is offering this plaque for sale and has given us permission to picture it here–is located just outside the main gate to Warsaw University and across the street from the Chopin apartment museum. The bookshop has a number of bronzes–mainly of Chopin–of interest to our Festival.
Shortly before his 24th birthday. The dedication, dated October 4, 1884, is to Helena Modrzejewska (Modjeska), actress, under her married name Chlapowska. She had promoted Paderewski and organized the concert of the night before in Krakow which provided him the funds necessary to study with Teodor Leszetycki in Vienna.
painted about 1890
painted 1890 by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones at the time of Paderewski’s sensational London debut
painted 1891 by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
1904 from a book entitled “Misrepresentative Men”
“Life Magazine” with a combination photo/caricature of Paderewski and a humorous column about his hair and his salary. The date of the magazine is February 16, 1893.
The two TIME magazine covers which featured Paderewski, the earlier one (1928) when he was beginning yet another tour of the United States and the later one on the eve of World War II when he was working beginning his last tour, which included Raleigh, North Carolina.