Jan Bułhak (1876–1950)

Jan Bułhak studied philosophy at the Jagiellonian University. Around 1905, when his wife gave him his first camera, Bułhak started taking amateur photographs. In 1912 he moved to Dresden to study photography at Hugo Erfurth class. After returning to Vilnius he began his professional career as a photographer.

He was a representative of pictorialism. His body of work consists of photographic records of architecture of Vilnius, Warsaw, Carcow, Grodno, Zamość, Lublin, Kazimierz and other places. In his studio were made 158 albums devoted to the cities and regions of the Second Republic of Poland. He was also the co-founder of the Union of Polish Art Photographers in 1947. His membership card had the number 1.

Artist's works in the Collection