CULTURE FOR FUTURE ---
Wladyslaw Strzeminski 1893-1952

--- Catalogue of Works

III. Graphic Arts

III.1

Forest Landscape,
c. 1919-1920
linoleum print, p,aper, 12,5 X 18,5 signed.: on the reverse "Strzem "
coll. Smolenskaja Kartinnaja Galeria, inv. no. SMP KP-2528 G-36
Note: The two earliest linoleum block prints by Strzeminski, made probably in Smolensk (cf. cat. III.2), evidence that the artist was interested in graphic techniques already in the earliest years of his artistic.

III.2

Landscape from Smolensk?,
C. 1920
linoleum print tinted, paper, 16,5 x 20,5 signed.: on the reverse "Strzem "
coll. Smolenskaja Kartinnaja Galeria, inv. no. SMP KP-2527 G-32

III.3

Figures,
c. 1934
coloured lithograph, paper, 24 x 27,5 signed.: bottom left "W. Strzem"
coll. Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, inv. no. MS/SN/Gr/133
Donated by the Artist, 1945
Exh.: Lodz-Warszawa 1956/1957 (cat. no. 52 ).
Note: This lithograph, just as as remaining ones from the 1930's was probably printed under the artist supervision in the printing shop of Public School of Technical Training no. 10. One of the prints, belonging to a private collection in Basle, was shown at the Konkrete Kunst exhibition organized in Basle in the spring of 1944.

III.4

Landscape from Chalupy,
[1935]
coloured lithograph, paper with the watermark of the firm "CANSON & M", 24 x 28,5 signed. : bottom left "W.Strzeminski"
coll. Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz inv. no. MS/SN/Gr/886
Purchased from Boleslaw Hochlinger, 1974
Exh.: Lodz 1992.

III.5-9. A pomolio of Lithographs: Lodz Without Functionalism, [1936]

III.5

City-scape of Lodz I
litograph, paper, 24 x 31 signed. : bottom left "W.Strzem"
coll. Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, inv. no. MS/SN/Gr/l 085/1
Purchased from Eugenia Kowalczynska-Zawislawska, Lodz, 1968
Bibl.: J. Ladnowska, Rysunki realizm rytmu fizjologicznego, in: Wladyslaw Strzeminski. In Memoriam. .., Lodz 1988, pp. 129-130. Exh: Lodz 1938 (cat. no. 93-97?); Krakow 1938 (cat. no. 70-72?); Lwow 1938/1939.
Note: The folder of lithographs Lodz Without Functionalism started a new period in the artistic development of W. Strzeminski his interest in the pulsating, biological line reflecting "psychophysiological rhythms", but one which is rationalized and controlled by the intellect. It was the first signal of drawings made in the years 1936-1945. It also illustrates the artist's social attitude, expressed, for instance, on his work in the field of sociology and urban development, entitled Lodz sfunkcjonalizowana (Lodz Functionalized), published after war. The individual lithographs in the folder were printed, for the most part, on hand-made cream-coloured paper and one on pink-blue paper (cat. 111.8). The colour of the drawing is also varied: City-scape of Lodz I and work Unemployed I in green, City-scape of Lodz II in sepia, and all the remaining works in black.

III.6

City-scape of Lodz II
litograph, paper with the watermark of the firm "MBM", 23,8 x 31 signed. : bottom left "W.Strzem"
coll. Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, inv. no. MS/SN/Gr/l 085/2
Purchased from Eugenia Kowalczynskia-Zawislawska, Lodz, 1968
Exh.: Lodz, 1938 (cat. no. 93-97?); Krakow 1938 (cat. no. 70-72?); Lwow 1938/1939.

III.7

City-scape of Lodz III
litograph, paper, 24 x 31 ,5 signed.: bottom left "W.Strzem"
coll. Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, inv. no. MS/SN/Gr/l 085/4
Purchased from Eugenia Kowalczynska-Zawislawska, Lodz, 1968
Exh.: Lodz 1938 (cat. no. 93-97?); Krakow 1938 (cat. no. 70-72?); Lwow 1938/1939.

III.8

The Unemployed I
litograph, paper with the water-mark of the firm "MBM", 24 x 32 signed.: bottom left "W.Strzem"
coll. Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, inv. no. MS/SN/Gr/l 085/3
Purchased from Eugenia Kowalczynska-Zawislawska, Lodz, 1968
Bibl.: W. Strzeminski, Aspekty... , FORMA, 1936 no. 5, ill. p.8; D. Vogel, Z wystaw Zwiazku. ., Sygnaty, 1939 no. 61 , ill. p.8.
Exh.: Lodz 1938 (cat.no. 93-97?), Krakow 1938 (cat. no. 73-74?); Lwow 1938/1939.

III.9

The Unemployed II
litograph, paper with the water mark of the firm "MBM", 24 x 31 ,5 signed. : bottom left "W.Strzem" on the reverse: at the top left in pencil "Debora Vogel/Lwow"
coll. Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, inv. no. MS/SN/Gr/l 085/5
Donated by Janusz Zagrodzki, 1977
Exh.: Lodz 1938 (cat. no. 93-97?), Krakow 1938 (cat. no. 73 74?); Lwow 1938/1939.

III.10

Weaver,
1950 (ill. 169)
coloured litograph, paper, 63 x 49,4 sign. and dated: bottom right "W.Strz/1950"
coll. Muzeum Narodowe, Warszawa, inv. no. Gr.W.3185
Purchased from Hanna Orzechowska-Siecinska, 1972
Bibl.: I. Jakimowicz, Contemporary Polish Graphic Art, Warszawa 1975, ill.21 .

III.11

Harvest I,
1950 (ill. 170)
coloured litograph, paper, 39,6 x 64 sign. and dated: bottom left "W.Strz/1950"
coll. Muzeum Narodowe, Warszawa, inv. no. Gr.W.3184
Purchased from Hanna Orzechowska-Siecinska, 1972
Bibl.: I. Jakimowicz, Witkacy.. ., Warszawa 1978, p. 95, ill. 95.

III.12

Harvest II,
1950 (ill. 171 )
coloured litograph, paper, 41 x 69,4 sign. and dated: bottom left "W.Strz/1950"
coll. Muzeum Narodowe, Warszawa, inv. no. Gr.W.3183
Purchased from Hanna Orzechowska-Siecinska, 1972

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