1980 Original Polish Theater Poster Samuel Zborowski - Starowieyski

1980 Original Polish Theater Poster Samuel Zborowski - Starowieyski

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Date: 1980
Size:  26.5 x 36 inches
Artist: Starowieyski, Franciszek

About the Artist: Franciszek Andrzej Bobola Biberstein-Starowieyski (July 8, 1930 in Bratkówka, Poland – February 23, 2009) was a Polish artist. From 1949 to 1955 he studied at Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków and Warsaw.[2] He specialized in poster, drawing, painting, stage designing, and book illustration. He was a member of Alliance Graphique International (AGI). Throughout his career his style deviated from the socialist realism that was prevalent during the start of his career and the popular, brightly colored Cyrk posters, however he did create one Cyrk poster 'Homage to Picasso' in 1966. He was the first Polish artist to have a one man show at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in 1986.

About the poster:
This is a poster for a play based on Juliusz Słowackidram Samuel Zborowski.

Juliusz Słowacki (4 September 1809 – 3 April 1849) was a Polish Romantic poet. He is considered one of the "Three Bards" of Polish literature — a major figure in the Polish Romantic period, and the father of modern Polish drama. His works often feature elements of Slavic pagan traditions, Polish history, mysticism and orientalism. His style includes the employment of neologisms and irony. His primary genre was the drama, but he also wrote lyric poetry. Samuel Zborowski (died 1584) was a Polish military commander and a notable member of the szlachta (Polish nobility). He is best remembered for having been executed by supporters of the Polish king Stefan Batory and chancellor Jan Zamoyski; an event which caused much uproar among the contemporary Polish nobility.