Stanislav Szukalski (Polish, 1893-1987)

  • Monument for Warsaw Heroes, 1958
  • Gammadion Lecture Hall
  • Architectural Detail

Szukalski was a respected artist in Poland in the 1930′s, but most of his art and sculpture, including his own National Museum, was destroyed in World War II. After the war, Szukalski fled to Southern California. There, he developed a hypothesis that the world’s population descended from a mystic cult on Easter Island – and that humans were enslaved by Pan-like, half-wild Yetis. 


The Father of ‘Lowbrow’ and Pop-Surrealism Robert Williams

Robert Williams (born March 2, 1943) is an American painter, cartoonist, and founder of Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine.

Williams was one of the group of artists who produced Zap Comix,[1] along with other underground cartoonists, such as Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, and Gilbert Shelton. His mix of California car culture, cinematic apocalypticism, and film noir helped to create a new genre of psychedelic imagery.

Known collectors of his art include Nicolas Cage, Leonardo DiCaprio, Artie Shaw, Debbie Harry, Anthony Kiedis, Von Dutch, Stanislav Szukalski, Ed Ruscha, and Timothy Leary.

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Stanisław Szukalski (1893-1987)

In 1929 Szukalski was a founder of the artistic movement “Szczep Rogate Serce”- Tribe of the Horned Heart. It consisted of Polish artists who sought inspiration in the pagan, pre-Christian history of Poland. The group’s motto was “Miłować, walczyć” (Love and fight). The group lasted until 1936, during which time they published a newsletter and created nationwide exhibits of their work. Szukalski designed the “Toporzeł” (Axeagle) (click), an emblem of Poland reborn.