February 12, 2004


I am grateful to my correspondent Mr C____ for pointing me towards the Polish Poster Gallery’s site, and in particular drawing my attention to the work of Francisek Starowieyski.

Poster by Franciszek Starowieyski for 'Teresa Desqueyroux' (movie, 1964). Poster by Franciszek Starowieyski for 'The Most Wonderful Evening of my Life' (movie, 1974).


Poster by Franciszek Starowieyski for 'The Bride Wore Black' (movie, 1969). Poster by Franciszek Starowieyski for 'Madamoiselle' (movie, 1970).
Franciszek Starowieyski (b.1930). Studied at Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow and Warsaw 1949-1955. Specialises in poster, drawing, painting, stage designing, book illustration. […] Major awards: Film poster award, Cannes Film Festival, 1974; Gold Plaque at International Film Festival Chicago, USA, 1979; International Biennial of Posters in Warsaw, 2nd Prize, 1978; 3rd Prize, 2000.
Poster by Franciszek Starowieyski for Strindberg's 'Dance of Death' (theatre production, 1974). Poster by Franciszek Starowieyski for 'Scorpio Virgo Sagittarius' (movie, 1971).


Poster by Franciszek Starowieyski for Alban Berg's 'Lulu' (opera production, 1983). Poster by Franciszek Starowieyski from an exhibition of his work at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1985.

The images presented by the gallery on-line are small-format only, but there are plenty of them and the quality of the work is excellent: see also, for example, the posters of Jerzy Czerniawski, Wiktor Gorka, Wieslaw Rosocha, Stasys Eidrigevicius

Posted by misteraitch at February 12, 2004 10:27 AM | TrackBack

they are all quite stunning!

Posted by: michelle on February 12, 2004 04:28 PM

Ah, Polish poster art is like crack. My chum just got a modded Starowieyski illustration all over the back of her leg. It's gorgeous.

Posted by: A. R. Menne on February 14, 2004 02:25 AM

I like this artist very much. I have a couple of graphic arts magazines from the...70s?...which are all devoted to his work. It is fantastic!!!

Posted by: eva on February 16, 2004 06:10 AM
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