Swierzy, Waldemar

1979 Original Polish Jazz poster, Urszula Dudziak

$115.00
  • 1979 Original Polish Jazz poster, Urszula Dudziak

Swierzy, Waldemar

1979 Original Polish Jazz poster, Urszula Dudziak

$115.00

Date: 1984
Size: 22.25 x 33 inches

About the artist: Born in 1931, Waldemar Swierzy studied at the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts. Of him, Wikipedia claims him as "one of the Polish School of Posters' most prolific artists, having created over 2500 posters. He employed unusual concepts with a variety of techniques, frequently mirroring Polish social history from 1950s through 1980s, with a myriad of styles: folk art from the 50s, pop art from the 60s, portraits from the 70s, and TV images from the 80s. In addition, his Jazz Greats series of famous American jazz personalities became so well known that he reissued them in his later years as signed lithographs. The series includes: Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, jimi Hendrix, Charles Mingus, and Charlie Parker, among others."

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.

A poster for the Polish jazz artists known as Urszula Dudziak. A little Dudziak trivia: She has problems with language and customarily eschews words in favour of wordless vocalizing that is more adventurous than scat.  Dudziak employs electronic devices to extend still further the possibilities of her voice. She has frequently worked with leading contemporary musicians, including Bobby McFerrin.

Poster is in excellent condition.