Hilscher, Hubert

1979 Original Polish Poster, Wielki Fryderyk (Frederick the Great)

$150.00
  • 1979 Original Polish Poster, Wielki Fryderyk (Frederick the Great)

Hilscher, Hubert

1979 Original Polish Poster, Wielki Fryderyk (Frederick the Great)

$150.00

Date:  1979
Size:  22.50 x 32.75 inches
Artist: Hilscher, Hubert

About Polish Posters:  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. 

About the artist: Hubert Hilscher was born into a Polish family of German origin. Originally it seemed he would become an architect, since he graduated from a high school that specialized in construction trades. He often said that this might have been the reason why he liked geometric and modular motifs and drafting methods of design. Health problems disqualified him from military service as a result of which, luckily, in 1949 he started attending the State Academic School of Plastic Arts, since he was interested in printing. When he was in his second year, the school was merged with the Academy of Fine Arts. He studied under Tadeusz Kulisiewicz and graduated in 1955.

This poster was created for a play about Frederick the Great which was put on at the Teatr Atheneum in Warsaw.

Overall excellent condition. From a private collection, ready be framed.