Krakow: Antykwariat Artystyczny Franciszka Studzinskiego, 1929. Octavo (24 × 17 cm). Original printed self-wrappers; 8 pp. With three photo-reproductions and a price list laid in. Light soil to wrappers; crease to lower corner of front wrapper. Still about very good.
With three photo-reproductions and a list of 43 paintings in oil and watercolor, the catalog presents the inter-war period of the work of Rafał Malczewski (1892-1965), a modernist Polish painter and representative of the “naïve realism” school of painting. Son of Jacek Malczewski, an artist and professor of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Malczewski grew up among the Polish intellectual and artistic elite. Specifically, he was frirends with the painter, philosopher and novelist Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy), who wrote the introduction for this catalog. Malczewski also designed sets for Witkacy’s plays. Painting predominantly landscapes, Malczewski’s early works were influenced by Symbolism, with his works of the 1920s inspired by Cubist and Futurist aesthetics. The artist moved to North America during WWII, eventually settling in Montreal. As of June 2020, not in KVK OCLC.
Book ID: P003788