He studied painting first in Warsaw. During the years 1868-1872, continues his artistic education at the Munich Academy, and graduated with a gold medal. In 1873-1874 lives in Italy, mainly in Rome, where to hone their skills.
Written in Italian paintings Gierymski brings in Poland and in 1875 successfully exposes them to the Warsaw zachęta gallery.
The period from 1875 to 1879 Gierymski again spends in Italy. In the years 1879-1888 Gierymski lives in Warsaw. In 1893-1895 year A. Gierymski lives in Krakow, hoping to get a professorship at a local Academy. The last years of his life were spent in Italy.