Józef Szanajca


1902 – 1939

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Who was Józef Szanajca?

Józef Szanajca was a Polish architect.

Founder and member of PRAESENS group: "The Praesens group played a pioneering role in the development of modern architecture in Poland. From 1927 a link with Le Corbusier was established. Its members participated in all the main meetings".

Józef Szanajca is one of the most eminent representatives of the Polish modern architecture, the holder of Malevich's and Bauhaus' ideas. Friend and partner to Bogdan Lachert. They won together the Grand Prix of Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne for the Polish pavilion.

Moblilized to Polish army, he died in combat in September 1939 during German invasion of Poland.

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Mar 17, 1902
Also known as
  • Joseph szanajca
Sep 24, 1939

on July 23, 2013


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