WLADISLAW SKOCZYLAS (Polish / 1883-1934)

One of Poland's most important Modernist artists, Wladislaw Skoczylas was born in Wielicka (also spelt Wieliczka). Skoczylas studied at the art academy in Krakow, the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna, and in the Paris studio of Émile-Antoine Bourdelle. From 1910 he devoted a large part of his work to etching, and from 1923 turned from etching to specialize in wood engraving. From 1928 Wladislaw Skoczylas taught at the Department of the Graphic Arts in the Applied Art School in Warsaw; because of the influence he had on his students, he is considered the father of modern Polish wood engraving. Wladislaw Skoczylas died in Warsaw. Skoczylas exhibited in the show Art Polonais at the 1921 Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and was kept in public eye in France by exhibitions of his wood engravings at the Galerie Zak. Skoczylas also continued to paint throughout his career, and regularly exhibited at the Salon d'Automne, of which he was a member.

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Selected prints by WLADISLAW SKOCZYLAS

Brigands portant un
trésor, 1924
Wood engraving •SOLD
Saint-Christophe, 1929
Wood engraving
Baruch, 1929
Wood engraving

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