Franciszek Starowieyski

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Franciszek Starowieyski
Franciszek Starowieyski
Born Warszawa, Poland
Died 2009 (aged 78–79)
Nationality Polish
Occupation Graphic designer
Known for Poster design

Franciszek Andrzej Bobola Biberstein-Starowieyski[1] (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.

Major awards[edit]

  • 1973 - Award, International Biennale of the Arts, São Paulo (Brazil)
  • 1974 - Film poster award, Cannes Film Festival, Cannes (France)
  • 1974 - 2nd Prize, International Biennial of Posters, Warsaw (Poland)
  • 1978 - 2nd Prize, International Biennial of Posters, Warsaw (Poland)
  • 1979 - Gold Plaque, International Film Festival, Chicago (USA)
  • 1982 - Silver Hugo, Film poster competition
  • 2000 - 3rd Prize, International Biennial of Posters, Warsaw (Poland)

Source [3]

Movie poster for Jean-Luc Godard's 'A Woman is a Woman'

Major exhibitions[edit]

  • 1986 - The Museum of Modern Art, New York (USA)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Franciszek Starowieyski Polish poster designer - biography and posters". Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  3. ^ "Franciszek Starowieyski -Polish posters". Retrieved 2013-10-13. 

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