Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy) spent the First World War in Russia, mostly in St. Petersburg, where he arrived in the autumn of 1914. Shortly afterwards he entered an exclusive officers' school then the Pavlovskiy Leib Guards' Regiment. He also continued to paint his portraits and fantastical compositions. It was in Russia that Witkacy discovered a technique of using pastels which was to liberate...
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