Polish composer Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki (1933-2010), became one of the best-selling classical artists ever with his Symphony No. 3 ( Symphony of Sorrowful Songs). Known for his simple yet monumental musical style, Gorecki was regarded as being at the forefront of Polish avant-guard classical composers through the 1950s to 1970s, exploring Polish folk music and medieval themes.
Jan Kiepura - "Brunetki, blondynki" (1935) Kiepura was a pre-war Polish opera star. He also enjoyed singing on the street classical and pop music for the poor people who couldn't afford going to Opera.
Henryk Sienkiewicz, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1905.In Poland, he is best known for his historical novels "With Fire and Sword", "The Deluge", and "Fire in the Steppe" (The Trilogy) set during the 17th-century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, while internationally he is best known for Quo Vadis, set in Nero's Rome