Size: 26.25 x 37.25 inches
Notes: Large Poster, not linen backed
Artist: Wiesław Wałkuski
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About the artist: "Wiesław Wałkuski was born in 1956 in Białystok, Poland. He started his graphic design education at the Warsaw Academy of Art which he attended for 5 years, during the period 1976–1981. He studied under several design lecturers including Maciej Urbaniec who lectured in poster design and Teresa Pągowska who lectured in painting. At the end of his studies he was employed by Polfilm and Film Polski to produce artwork and cover designs. During this period he also worked with visual studio publishers and numerous theatre groups producing artwork for productions. In 1987 he commenced his career as a freelance graphic designer.
Today, Wiesław Wałkuski has more than 200 posters to his name and he continues his work as a poster designer, an illustrator and a painter. He lives and works in Warsaw. His works are presented at major Polish and international poster exhibitions including some at The Weidman Gallery in West Hollywood." (Wikipedia)
About the Poster: Beginning in the 1950s and through the 1980s, the Polish School of Posters combined the aesthetics of painting with the succinctness and simple metaphor of the poster. It developed characteristics such as painterly gesture, linear quality, and vibrant colors, as well as a sense of individual personality, humor, and fantasy. It was in this way that the polish poster was able to make the distinction between designer and artist less apparent.
This Polish film poster is designed by Wałkuski for the movie Lampart (The Leopard), directed by Luchino Visconti and based on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel of the same name. Please note that while the poster is in overall good condition, there is a slight fold going across the bottom half of the poster. Please contact us should you have any questions or require details.