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CHWISTEK, Leon (1884 - 1944), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CHWISTEK, Leon (1884 - 1944), Painter

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Polish, 20th century, male.

Born 1884, in Cracow; died 1944.


Formisci (Formist) Group.

Leon Chwistek was a theoretician and professor of logic, mathematics and philosophy. He sought to distinguish himself from the Polish aesthetic of the inter-war period, which was still influenced by Impressionism and Symbolism. He was the founder, in 1917, of Formism (Formisci), a kind of instinctive synthesis of Italian Futurism, German

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