Polish painter JÃ³zef OÅºmin graduated in 1919 from the Higher School of Decorative Arts in PoznaÅ. In 1920, he participated as a volunteer in the Polish-Bolshevik War. OÅºmin married the painter Lucy Stanislawa SzwedÄ
in 1930. He then studied at the Academie dâAndree Loth in Paris and Regia Academia di Belle Arti in Roma. The couple specialized in monumental wall paintings, mainly on religious themes. They decorated frescoes at many churches, among others, in Warszawa, Kielce and Sieradz, as well as in several small towns.
In 1944, during the renovation of the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Jasna Gora in Czestochowa the couple discovered the magnificent frescoes by Tommaso Dolabella. In Italy, they decorated the Church of Santa Aurelia. JÃ³zef OÅºmin also practiced easel painting, mostly in watercolors. He died at the age of 95 years in Ireland, when he was on holiday with his son MichaÅ (1941-2011), who became a well-known architect.