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The chronology is rather confusing. Szukalski's family lived in several countries before he migrated to US as a child. He returned to Poland in 1909 in order to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. In 1913 he returned to US in order to take care of his father. In 1923 he returned to Poland for a short period of time. Then he lived in France for a few years. In 1928 he came back to Krakow. In 1929 he traveled to US but returned to Poland in 1934. During the war in 1939 he found an asylum in American embassy and returned to US with its employees. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:A31A:144:4700:F85C:6F20:7718:9FD9 (talk) 21:36, 1 September 2018 (UTC)
I don't really want to write it, as the only true believer of Zermatism was Szukalski himself, so it hardly seems to be a belief system that merits a Wikipedia entry. Maybe just redirect to Szukalski? ridetheory 02:59, 26 May 2003
Sorry. Didn't know. A redirect is cool enough. -- Sigg3.net 17:51, 26 May 2003
- Created and redirected Zermatism and Zermatist. — The Little Blue Frog (ribbit) 22:03, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
I have added these tags to the claims that he was recognosed by the pre-war Polish government as the "Greatest Living Artist" and that his work was stolen by his countrymen. I can find no authority for these other than Szukalski's own claims, and I don't regard him as a reliable source. (They sound just like the boasting and whining you hear from disgruntled expatriates everywhere) Of course, it may be true -- but give us a source.
Unreliable but interesting source.
I suspect the source of the information in this undated article has been translated from the Polish (book?) Stach z Warty Szukalski i Szczep Rogate Serce; I note it here because it has lots of interesting information about Szukalski's earlier years that might be confirmed from other sources. It also has errors (for example, that Szukalski remarried in 1932) and clearly does not meet the criteria for being a reliable source.
Why such a brief page for Szukalski
I am probably misinformed but having watched the Netflix documentary twice, I expected to see more detail about the man's life and how he learned his craft. Is this because the main source for some of the outlandish details is the man himself and his erratic behavior? He seemed somewhat impressed with himself. Dlm8751 (talk) 03:45, 30 January 2022 (UTC)