Size: 22.5 x 33.5 inches
Notes: Poster, Linenbacked
Artist: Gorka, Wiktor
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About the Poster: Polish posters have come to stand apart from the advertising design conventions fostered in Europe during the 20th century. It was during the communist regime, a time when culture was closely monitored by the state, that Polish artists found liberation in poster art. Ironically, this foremost public artform became ground for individual expression. During that period, the cultural institutions, of theatre and cinema especially, flourished as they were funded by government agencies. Artists freshly out of the fine arts academy flocked towards poster production as the demand for this art was rapidly growing. The result became some of the most unique and expressive posters the world has ever seen - and artworks in themselves.
About the Artist: Born in 1922, Wiktor Gorka graduated from the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts in 1952. During his career he worked for the major pulblishing houses and film distributors in Poland, and earned several prizes at poster exhibitions internationally. Notably, he won the silver medal at the 2nd Poster Biennale in Katowice (1967) and was awarded the Jose Guadelupe Posada Merit Award at the International Biennale in Mexico (2000). Wiktor Gorka passed in 2004.