Size: 26.5 x 38.5 inches
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: Lech Majewski was born in 1947. He graduated from the Faculty of Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Did his diploma in 1972 at the studio of professor Henryk Tomaszewski. At present he is a professor in the same Academy and also acts as the President of the Organizing Committee of the International Poster Biennale in Warsaw. He works as a graphic designer in the field of poster and book design, as well as book illustrations.