Alina Szapocznikow

1926 · Poland

Artist biography

Alina Szapocznikow is seen as an established artist, who was born in Poland, like other well-known artists such as Filip Berendt, Ryszard Wasko, Zdzisław Beksiński, Jagoda Przybylak, and Krzysztof Mężyk. Alina Szapocznikow was born in 1926.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Alina Szapocznikow's work is on display in 3 galleries around the world, in countries such as France, the United States, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Galerie Loevenbruck in Paris, Hauser & Wirth | East 69th Street in New York, and Galerie Isabella Czarnowska in Berlin. Alina Szapocznikow is exhibited at the exhibition, To Exalt the Ephemeral: Alina Szapocznikow, 1962 – 1972 at Hauser & Wirth London | Savile Row in the United Kingdom. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 02 May 2020. Alina Szapocznikow's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; The Sunday Painter in London (06 July 2018 - 04 August 2018) with the name The shape left by the body and Hauser & Wirth | East 69th Street in New York (28 October 2019 - 20 December 2019) with the name To Exalt the Ephemeral: Alina Szapocznikow, 1962 – 1972.

Further Biographical Context for Alina Szapocznikow

Born in 1926, Alina Szapocznikow was primarily inspired by the 1950s. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades to come. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Alina Szapocznikow

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