Henryk Tomaszewski


Henryk Tomaszewski (1914-2005) was born in Warsaw and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He taught there from 1952-1985 and was granted the title Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts, London. 

Though he studied commercial art, satirical illustrations and stage design, he devoted himself to poster design for most of his career. He was highly influential as a professor and many of his students went on to become influential poster artists in Poland. 

Major awards: International Biennale of the Arts, Sao Paulo 1963, first prize; International Poster Biennale, Warsaw, Silver and Gold Medals 1988, Bronze Medal 1994; National Poster Biennale, Katowice 1967, Gold Medal; Polish Poster Biennale, Katowice, Silver Medal 1975, 1977, Grand Prix 1979, first prize; International Poster Triennale, Toyama, Bronze Medal 1991, Silver Medal 1994.
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