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Irene Curie Joliot. The elder daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie, Irène Curie-Joliot (1897-1956) followed in her parents' footsteps into the lab. She received a Nobel Price in chemistry in 1935. The Granger Collection, New York. Photos from: "Ten Historic Female Scientists You Should Know"

Irene Curie Joliot. The elder daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie, Irène Curie-Joliot (1897-1956) followed in her parents' footsteps into the lab. She received a Nobel Price in chemistry in 1935. The Granger Collection, New York. Photos from: "Ten Historic Female Scientists You Should Know"

Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980), born in Warsaw, Poland, was a Polish Art Deco painter.

Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980), born in Warsaw, Poland, was a Polish Art Deco painter.

"Helena Rubinstein (born Chaja Rubinstein, December 25, 1870 – April 1, 1965), a Polish-born Australian-American business magnate. She is the founder and eponym of Helena Rubinstein, Incorporated, which made her one of the world's richest women." Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helena_Rubinstein

"Helena Rubinstein (born Chaja Rubinstein, December 25, 1870 – April 1, 1965), a Polish-born Australian-American business magnate. She is the founder and eponym of Helena Rubinstein, Incorporated, which made her one of the world's richest women." Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helena_Rubinstein

Polish poet, playwright, novelist, painter, photographer and philosopher Witkacy (1885 - 1939)

Polish poet, playwright, novelist, painter, photographer and philosopher Witkacy (1885 - 1939)

Tadeusz Różewicz, a Nobel-nominated Polish author. We're releasing his Mother Departs in 2013. Photo: Ela Lempp.

Tadeusz Różewicz, a Nobel-nominated Polish author. We're releasing his Mother Departs in 2013. Photo: Ela Lempp.

Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida has got an Oscar! 1st Polish motion picture that has received the most prestigious film industry award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida has got an Oscar! 1st Polish motion picture that has received the most prestigious film industry award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Krzysztof Komeda

Krzysztof Komeda

Izabella Scorupco (born Izabela Dorota Skorupko, June 4, 1970) is a Polish-Swedish actress and model, best known for her portrayal of Bond girl Natalya Simonova in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye. Scorupco was born to Lech and Magdalena Skorupko in Białystok, Poland, in 1970. In 1978, they moved to Bredäng in Stockholm, Sweden, where Scorupco learned to speak Swedish, English, French and Arabic.

Izabella Scorupco (born Izabela Dorota Skorupko, June 4, 1970) is a Polish-Swedish actress and model, best known for her portrayal of Bond girl Natalya Simonova in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye. Scorupco was born to Lech and Magdalena Skorupko in Białystok, Poland, in 1970. In 1978, they moved to Bredäng in Stockholm, Sweden, where Scorupco learned to speak Swedish, English, French and Arabic.

Wojciech Kilar, a Polish pianist and composer of classical music and scores for many films, including Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning “The Pi...

Wojciech Kilar, a Polish pianist and composer of classical music and scores for many films, including Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning “The Pi...

Leon Wyczółkowski

Leon Wyczółkowski

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