Henryk Tomaszewski (poster artist)

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Henryk Tomaszewski
Henryk Tomaszewski
Born Warszawa, Poland, 1914
Died Warszawa, Poland, 2005, age 91
Nationality Polish
Occupation Graphic designer
Known for Poster design

Henryk Tomaszewski (born in Warszawa, Poland on June 10, 1914 - died in Warszawa, Poland on September 11, 2005) was an award winning poster artist.

Career[edit]

He graduated from Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in 1939 and served there as a professor 1952 - 1985. He created works in poster, book cover, satirical drawing, and illustration.

In 1975 Henryk Tomaszewski was granted the title of Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by Royal Society of Arts in London and since 1957 was a member of Alliance Graphique International (AGI).

Tomaszewski was the father of acclaimed contemporary Polish graphic artist Filip Pagowski.

Major awards[edit]

  • 1948 - Five Golds Medals, International Poster Exhibition, Vienna (Austria)
  • 1963 - First Prize, International Biennal of Arts, São Paulo (Brazil)
  • 1965 - Gold Medal, Leipzig (DDR)
  • 1966 - Silver Medal, International Poster Biennal, Warsaw (Poland)
  • 1967 - Gold Medal, National Polish Poster Biennal, Katowice (Poland)
  • 1970 - Gold Medal, International Poster Biennal, Warsaw (Poland)
  • 1975 - Silver Medal, National Polish Poster Biennal, Katowice (Poland)
  • 1975 - HonRDI, Royal Designers for Industry
  • 1979 - First Prize, 3rd Poster Biennale, Lahti (Finland)
  • 1981 - First Prize, International Poster Exhibition, Fort Collins (USA)
  • 1986 - Excellence Award, ICOGRADA
  • 1988 - Silver and Gold Medals, International Poster Biennal, Warsaw (Poland)
  • 1991 - Bronze Medal, International Poster Triennial, Toyama (Japan)
  • 1994 - Silver Medal, International Poster Triennial, Toyama (Japan)
  • 1994 - Bronze Medal, International Poster Biennal, Warsaw (Poland)

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