Leon Chwistek
(Cracow 13 June 1884 - 20 August 1944 Barwisza near Moscow)


Courtship Portrait of the Artist's Wife Boat

"Courtship", 27 II 1929, watercolour, pencil, 21.5 x 27.2 cm, private collection
"Portrait of the Artist's Wife", c. 1927, oil on canvas, 140 x 98.5 cm, National Museum, Wroclaw
"Boat", c. 1919, oil on canvas, 96 x 70 cm, National Museum, Cracow

Town Working Town Portrait of Tytus Czyzewski

"Town", c. 1919, oil on cardboard, 100 x 70 cm, National Museum, Cracow
"Working Town", 1920, oil on canvas, 81 x 63 cm, National Museum, Warsaw
"Portrait of Tytus Czyzewski", c. 1920, oil on metal, 50 x 65 cm, National Museum, Warsaw

Salamandras Nude Feast

"Salamandras", c. 1920, gouache, 47 x 37 cm, National Museum, Warsaw
"Nude", c. 1919, oil on canvas, 55 x 45 cm, National Museum, Warsaw
"Feast", c. 1925, oil on cardboard, 69.5 x 102 cm, National Museum, Warsaw

The "thirst for modernity", nourished by news from Europe which was going through a "time of the avantgarde", appeared earliest in the activity and works of the Formist group whose members adapted certain features of Futurism, Cubism and Expressionism. The Formist movement was rather short-lived (1917-1922) but it had two excellent protagonists. One was Leon Chwistek, painter, philosopher, and logician, who provoked the most significant theoretical debates and discussions of the time. The second was Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz - Witkacy[...] [*]

Artist’s paintings in: malarze.com

Artist biography at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Chwistek


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