Size: 26.25 x 39 inches
Notes: Large Poster, linen-backed
Artist: Swierzy, Waldemar
About the Poster: This 1960s Polish poster, promoting tours of the Warsaw Municipal Zoo, features a very handsome hippo. The poster is lined and in very good condition, with a couple of very minor tears along the edges. Posters from this gorgeous series are becoming more and more difficult to find: who could resist such fabulous design, perfect colours, and a smiling hippo?
About the Artist: Waldemar Swierzy (born 1931) is a Polish artist. He graduated from the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts in 1952. In 1992 the government of Poland issued a postage stamp to honor one of his "Cyrk" posters. Swierzy is one of the Polish School of Posters most prolific artists (having created over 2500 posters).