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Died Franciszek Starowieyski, Polish aphic artist, painter and stage designer. He was 79 years.gr

00:00 23/02/2009

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23 February 2009 in Warsaw, died Franciszek Starowieyski, who was born on 8 July 1930 in Bratkówce near Krosno. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in the studio by Wojciech Weiss and Adam Marczyński, and then in the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in the studio of Michael Bylina, where he graduated in 1955.

Starowieyski gained popularity in the'60s as the author of theater and film posters. He and about 300 posters is considered one of the most outstanding representatives of the "Polish school of poster art." He was also engaged in painting, graphics, television and theatrical set design. He is the creator of the so-called. Theater Drawing.

Repeatedly exhibited in galleries and museums in Poland and Austria, Belgium, France, Holland, Canada, Switzerland, USA, in Italy. He won many awards, including the Grand Prix at the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Sao Paulo (1973), Grand Prix poster for a film at Cannes (1974), Grand Prix at the International Festival in Paris (1975), Annual Key Award Hollywood Reporter newspaper (1975-1976), awards at the International Poster Biennale in Warsaw and at the International Film Festival in Chicago (1979-1982).

Starowieyski in 1994 he received the prize "Golden Mask" for the stage design for the "King Ubu" by Krzysztof Penderecki at the Grand Theater in Lodz, and in 2004 the Minister of Culture Award in the field of visual arts. Image Starowieyski "Kidnapping of Europe" is issued in the Polish delegation in the European Union in Brussels.

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