Here Comes Young. The First Krakow Group

27 September 2019 - 15 March 2020

Here Comes Young. The First Krakow Group / Idzie Młodość. Pierwsza Grupa Krakowska

Place The Feliks Jasieński Szołayski House, pl. Szczepański 9, 31-011 Kraków, POLAND
Organizer Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie / The National Museum in Cracow
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The exhibition tells the story of a short, yet vivid existence of the first Krakow Group, of the life and works of colorful and outstanding youths, whose intertwined fates were part of the history of Polish avant-garde. Aleksander (Sasza) Blonder (pseudonym André Blondel), Blima (Berta) Grünberg, Maria Jarema, Franciszek Jaźwiecki, Leopold Lewicki, Adam Marczyński, Stanisław Osostowicz, Szymon Piasecki, Mojżesz Schwanenfeld, Bolesław Stawiński, Jonasz Stern, Eugeniusz Waniek, Henryk Wiciński, Aleksander Winnicki – these are the members of the first pre-war Krakow Group.

The exhibition will feature nearly 300 works: drawings, graphics, sculptures and paintings – traditional painting genres, such as landscape and still life, as well as abstract paintings. There are a lot of works related to social issues, as well as stage and costume designs. These works show multiple interests and techniques of Krakow Group’s members. They show the stamp that the professors from the Academy of Fine Arts left on its members, the influence of Paris Committee artists, but most of all, the reception of avant-garde art.

(Anna Budzałek)