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Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz

Stanislaw Ignacy  Witkiewicz


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Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz

Place of Birth

Warsaw, Poland

Date of Birth

February 24, 1885

Date of Death

Died September 18, 1939 (age 54)




Writer; painter; dramatist; philosopher


   He had begun to support himself through portrait painting and continued to do on his return to Zakopane in Poland. He soon entered into a major creative phase, setting out his principles in New Forms in Painting and Introduction to the Theory of Pure Form in the Theatre. He associated with a group of "formist" artists in the early 1920s and wrote most of his plays during this period. Of about forty plays written by Witkiewicz between 1918 and 1925, twenty-one survive, and only Jan Maciej Karol Hellcat met with any public success during the author's lifetime. The original Polish manuscript of The Crazy Locomotive was also lost; the play, re-translated from two French versions, was not published until 1962.

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