“Stanisłav Szukalski (13 December 1893 – 19 May 1987) was a Polish-born painter and sculptor who became a part of the Chicago Renaissance. He also developed the pseudoscientific-historical theory of Zermatism, positing that all human culture was derived from post-deluge Easter Island.”
Ernst Fuchs, one of the founders of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, wrote 20 years ago:
“Szukalski’s work stands up overwhelmingly next to that of the greatest masters of all styles and cultures.” When Fuchs saw Szukalski’s remarkable sketchbooks, he exclaimed that these should be published one day. Well, his wish is our command!
The introduction to the sketchbook has been penned by weirdo oddball genius Charles Schneider, connoisseur of all things Szukalski.
We have compiled a facsimile of his most remarkable sketches from his 1924 diary.