The painter Franciszek Jurjewicz (1849–1924) was born in Pskov, studied law at the Sorbonne, and simultaneously attended classes in the painting studio of Louis Emile Dardoise in Paris. He came to Vilnius in 1882, and stayed for the rest of his life. He was an active public figure, joined in the legal and illegal activities of the local Polish community, worked as a newspaper editor, and was a member of the National Democratic Party. Despite all these activities, he did not neglect his painting: he liked to paint Vilnius.
Reference: Art album "Vilnius. Topophilia" (Volume I). Compiled by L. Laučkaitė. Vilnius, LAWIN, 2014, P. 34.
F. Jurjewicz was born in Pskov. He studied law at Sorbonne University and in 1875–1876 he studied painting under L. E. Dardoize. Between 1882 and 1914 and from 1920 he lived in Vilnius. He was a member of the secret society Oświata and contributed to its press. In 1906–1914 he was an editor-in-chief of the daily Dziennik Wileński. F. Jurjewicz participated in exhibitions of Vilnius artists, and exhibitions in Lvov and Cracow. He painted realistic landscapes of the Lithuanian countryside and of Vilnius.
Reference: Art album "The World of Landscapes" (Volume I). Compiled by N. Tumėnienė. Vilnius, LAWIN, 2010, P. 94.