Henryk StażewskiBorn January 9 1894, Warszaw
Died June 10 1988, Warszaw
Henryk Stażewski, pioneer of classical avant-garde of twenties and thirties, is one of the key figures of the Polish art scene of the last century. He was a member of numerous domestic and foreign progressive artistic groups (Cercle et Carré, Blok, Praesens), among his companions belonged Hans Arp and Piet Mondrian. Stażewski was inspired by cubism, constructivism and geometric abstraction of the sixties, seventies and eighties. Apart from free creation Stażewski was also devoted to interior design, set design and graphics.