Size: 38.25 x 26.5 inches
Artists: Gorowski, Mieczyslaw
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.
1987 poster for an exhibition pertaining to Jewish Culture in Poland at the Galleria Forum in Krakow.
A little history lesson: The history of the Jews in Poland dates back over 1,000 years. For centuries, Poland was home to the largest and most significant Jewish community in the world, largely because of a long period of statutory religious tolerance and social autonomy. Beginning with the partition of the country in 1772, persecution and anti-semtism, once completely unknown in Poland, began to be the norm. The Holocaust of WWII completely a nearly total destruction of the Polish Jewish community. Since the fall of communism in Poland there has been a large Jewish revival, with an annual Jewish Culture Festival and study programs at both the secondary and university level.
Overall excellent condition (one small tear on top margin, please see photo). From a private collection, ready be framed.