|Born||12 April 1921|
|Died||15 November 2017 (aged 96)|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Known for||Painter, sculptor|
Frans Krajcberg (12 April 1921 – 15 November 2017) was a Polish-born naturalized Brazilian painter, sculptor, engraver and photographer. He was known for his environmental activism. Krajcberg was against the destruction of the Brazilian forests, using materials such as burnt wood from illegal forest fires in his artworks.
Krajcberg was of Jewish descent. During World War II he fought in the Polish army. After the war he studied in the Soviet Union and Germany, and afterwards traveled between Brazil, Spain and France. He settled in Brazil in 1956 and became a Brazilian citizen in 1957.
References[change | change source]
- Heilman Brooke, Elizabeth (17 October 1989). "Using Art as a Sword to Defend Brazil's Forests". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
- "Frans Krajcberg, artista plástico, morre aos 96 anos no Rio". G1 (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2017-11-15.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Frans Krajcberg profile on Itaú Cultural.