Bolesław Surałło

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBolesław•Surałło-Gajduczeni
Used nameBolesław•Surałło
Born1906 in Kherson, Kherson (UKR)
Died9 September 1939 in Lublin, Lubelskie (POL)
NOC Poland


Bolesław Surałło was a Polish painter, graphic designer and poster artist. He was also known as an interior designer, and film and theater set designer . Surałło studied at the Municipal School of Decorative Arts and Painting and the School of Fine Arts in Warszawa. Starting in 1936, he worked as a lecturer at the State School of Graphic Industry. He later founded the AGAR graphic arts studio. Surałło died tragically in the first days of World War II during transport of the iconic painting “Battle of Grunwald” by Jan Matejko (1838-1893), while he was hiding it from the Germans. Most of Surałło’s works have been destroyed. The submitted work Archers Hunting was a woodblock print..


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Art Competitions POL Bolesław Surałło
Painting, Graphic Arts, Open (Olympic) AC