Lviv National Art Gallery

Borys Voznytsky Lviv National Art Gallery (previously - Lwów Art Gallery, Polish: Lwowska Galeria Sztuki), a leading art museum in Ukraine, has over 60,000 artworks in its collection, including works of Polish, Italian, French, German, Dutch and Flemish, Spanish, Austrian and other European artists.[1] The gallery is "successor" to a Polish institution, Lwowska Galeria Sztuki, founded in 1907 as the city's municipal museum. The Provenance of its current stock comes from a multiplicity of largely Polish sources, including the early purchase by the then city magistrature of the private collection of Jan Jakowicz. The collection was subsequently expanded through donations of parts of the Władysław Łoziński (1914) and Bolesław Orzechowicz (1929) collections. In 1940, after the city of Lviv/Lwów had been occupied by the Soviet Union, the Soviet government ordered the seizure of private property. As a result, works from the Lubomirski Museum [pl], integrated with the Ossolineum since 1823, the Borowski Library and several other private collections, are currently in the possession of the gallery. All these works were, until the 1939 Invasion of Poland and subsequent state appropriation, the property of the Polish state, private Polish collectors, and of the Polish Roman Catholic church and, arguably, remain such.

Borys Voznytsky Lviv National Art Gallery
Львівська Національна Галерея Мистецтв імені Бориса Возницького
Former nameLwowska Galeria Sztuki
Established1897 (1897)
Location3 Stefanyka street
Lviv, Ukraine
TypeArt museum
DirectorTaras Voznyak
A room in the gallery

In early 2005 the Lubomirski collection of 14th - 18th century European art was transferred to its new premises - the renovated Palace of Count Potocki, a former governor of Austrian Galicia. A masterpiece by the 17th-century French artist, Georges de La Tour, is on permanent display.



  1. Lozinski Palace, the main building, on 3 Stefanyka street
  2. Potocki Palace, 15 Kopernyka street
  3. Boim Chapel, 1 Katedralna Square
  4. Museum of Ancient Ukrainian Books, 15a Kopernyka street, near Potocki Palace
  5. Rusalka Dnistrova Museum, 40 Kopernyka street
  6. Church of St. John the Baptist, 1 Pidhirna street
  7. Johann Georg Pinsel Museum, 2 Mytna street
  8. Memorial Museum-workshop of Teodozia Bryzh, 5 Martovycha street
  9. Mykhailo Dzyndra Museum of Modern Sculpture, 16 Muzeyna street, Briukhovychi
  10. Olesko Castle, in Olesko
  11. Pidhirtsi Castle, in Pidhirtsi
  12. Markiyan Shashkevych Memorial Museum in Pidlyssia, Zolochiv Raion.
  13. Zolochiv Castle Memorial Museum, in Zolochiv
  14. Hetman Ivan Vyhovsky Museum, in Ruda, Zhydachiv Raion.
  15. Pyatychanska Tower, in Pyatychany, Zhydachiv Raion
  16. Museum of Zhydachiv Land, in Zhydachiv.

Dutch and Flemish Art CollectionEdit

There are over 150 paintings of the Flemish and Dutch schools in the gallery’s collections. Among the jewels of the collection are two still lives by Jan van Kessel and Still life with flowers by Abraham Brueghel, grandson of Jan Brueghel I. Also on display are paintings by others of the Brueghel School, for example, a painting by Joseph van Bredael in the style of his famed predecessor at the beginning of the 18th century. Pieter Neefs I an associate of Frans Franken, known for small figure compositions and church interiors. There are two portraits by Gerrit van Honthorst, Man with viola da gamba and Woman with a guitar (1631).

The Lviv Art Gallery collection also has Saint Jerome by Lucas Gassel (1539), Portrait of a woman by Pieter Pietersz (1557), a group of paintings by Jakob de Backer, Venice, Bellona and Mary Magdalene and, two landscapes by Abraham Cowarts. There are also paintings from the Dutch Golden Age painting, for instance, The Storm by Pieter van der Croos and a still life by Jan Jansz van de Velde, A glass of wine and fruits (1639). The Lviv Art Gallery also possesses two battle scenes by the Flemish Pauwels Casteels an artist who is a rarity in museums.


Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun Portrait of Izabela Lubomirska 1793, oil on canvas, detail

Polish artEdit


  1. ^ "Ukraine's Finest Art Museum". lvivalive. Archived from the original on 29 June 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2013.

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