Size: 27.5 x 40 inches
Artist: W. Chomicz
About The Poster:
This very rare 1936 poster was created to celebrate a week devoted to school building and rebuilding. The colours of this poster are vibrant and bright, the children - some of them dressed in native costume (like the little girls in aprons and kerchiefs) - cheerful and gay.
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. Those posters would not have been possible had it not been for a history of Polish poster art that started in the early 1900s and which continued unabated, even during the interwar period, when this poster was created.
Printed by the Krakow firm of Zake Graf. Fr, Zirlindski i Ska in 1936.
Extremely rare, highly collectable and in excellent condition, this poster is linen backed and ready to frame.