Born in 1922 in Rzeszow. Died in 2008. He was a Polish set designer, director, play writer, theoretician of the theatre, painter and graphic artist.
During the Second World War and occupation of Poland, Szajna was a prisoner of the German concentration camps Auschwitz and Buchenwald, which affected his work.
He graduated from Cracow Academy of Fine Arts with a dimploma in graphics and scenography.
Szajna represented Poland, among others, during Venice Biennale (1970 and 1990) and Sao Paulo Biennale (1979 and 1989).