- Full Description
Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) was one of the great sculptors of the 20th Century. Due to geopolitical upheavals in his native Poland, a large proportion of his work was destroyed in World War II. Thanks to his move to the U.S., and the the efforts of dedicated personal acquaintances, his work has been re-evaluated and shown to the public. This is the first critical view of his work published since 1923. Szukalski “…was like a caryatid struggling to keep his ideas above the surface of the rising deluge."
"A flood of political disaster, a capricious tide of artistic dogma overwhelmed his creations and submerged them in a sea of dark obscurity. . . . His ideas almost died with him, nearly rode out on the horse they rode in on.
“[He] loved to sculpt hands; his ingenuity can be measured in the manifold ways that he used them to express his ideas. . . . The hands are the artist-creator passing ideas to us that glow and shimmer when compared to the dull, mordant concepts that have gained acceptance in the present day. . . . It is prankish that he is still so unknown.” —from the Foreword by Leonardo & George DiCaprio
This man was a genius. He had his own museum devoted to his work in his home country clear back in the 1920s. His powerful, amazing work features the finest in Art Deco style...streamlined, stylish, personal and yet so very appealing to anyone who appreciates fine artistry.
New revised edition, first published in 2000.
- Additional Information
Item Code STRUG Publisher Last Gasp Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9780867194791 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 200pg Color Partial Color