Władysław Strzemiński

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Władysław Strzemiński (Belarusian: Уладыслаў Страмінскі; 21 November 1893, Minsk – 26 December 1952, Łódź) was a Polish avant-garde painter of international renown.

In 1922 he moved to Wilno (now Vilnius), and in the following year supported Vytautas Kairiūkštis in creating the first avant-garde art exhibition in Lithuania (then under Polish rule).[1]

In November 1923 he moved to Warsaw, where with Henryk Berlewi he founded the constructivist group Blok.

During the 1920s he formulated his theory of Unism (Unizm in Polish). His Unistic paintings inspired the unistic musical compositions of the Polish composer Zygmunt Krauze. He is an author of a revolutionary book titled "The theory of vision." He was co creator of unique avant-garde art collection in Łódź gathered thanks to the enthusiasm of members of the “a.r.” group as Katarzyna Kobro, Henryk Stażewski (the artists) and Julian Przyboś and Jan Brzękowski (the poets).[2]

In postwar Łódź he was an instructor at the Higher School of Plastic Arts and design "Noeoplastic room" in Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź. where one of his students was Halina Ołomucki, survivor of the Nazi concentration camps.[3]

He is the subject of Afterimage (2016), the final film by Andrzej Wajda.


  1. ^ Liutkus, Viktoras (2008). "Lithuanian Art and the Avant-Garde of the 1920s Vytautas Kairiūkštis and the New Art Exhibition in Vilnius". Lituanus. 54 (2). Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Afterimages of life. Wladyslaw Strzeminski and rights for art", red: Jaroslaw Lubiak, Paulina Kur-Maj, 2011, Lodz
  3. ^ Halina Olomucki, website of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Retrieved 3 May 2012


  1. Władysław Strzemiński. Readability of Images. Proceedings of the international conference devoted to the work of Władysław Strzemiński, 13–14 October 2011, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź 2015.
  2. Władysław Strzemiński 1893–1952. On the 100th Anniversary of His Birth, Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi, Łódź 1993.

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