Koscielniak, Cyprian

1984 Original Polish Exhibition Poster, Ikonografia Malarstwa Orisy, Asia and Pacific Museum Warsaw

$200.00
  • 1984 Original Polish Exhibition Poster, Ikonografia Malarstwa Orisy, Asia and Pacific Museum Warsaw

Koscielniak, Cyprian

1984 Original Polish Exhibition Poster, Ikonografia Malarstwa Orisy, Asia and Pacific Museum Warsaw

$200.00

Date:  1984
Size:  26 x 37.5 inches
Artists: Koscielniak, Cpyrian

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: Cyprian Koscielniak studied with the great Polish poster artist Henryk Tomasczewski at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw before beginning his own academic teaching career, first in Poland and later in the Netherlands, where he moved 1986. He is a prolific graphic designer, poster artist, and illustrator.

About the museum: "The Asia and Pacific Museum was established in 1973 on the basis of Andrzej Wawrzyniak’s collection donated to the Polish state. At that time, it numbered 4000 pieces of art and ethnographical objects from Indonesia amassed during his 9-years stay in that country as a diplomat. Such a private collection was unusual in terms of its value and size which was rare at that time. While Andrzej Wawrzyniak was working in the diplomatic service in Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal and Afghanistan, he travelled to almost all countries throughout Asia, Australia and most of Oceania, although it was Indonesia that inspired him the most."

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