Professor Henryk Tomaszewski (1914-2005), Polish graphic designer, illustrator and educator was one of the seminal graphic designers in postwar Poland. The co-founding father of the Polish School of Poster, he educated whole generations of Polish and foreign designers. His work received international recognition shortly after World War II, and the special graphic language he used inspires designers all over the world to this day.
The upcoming exhibition, the first solo presentation outside Poland of Tomaszewski’s extensive body of work, covers more than fifty years of his artistic career. This selection of approximately 250 works includes drawings concerning both private topics and public affairs, which were regularly printed in cultural publications before and after World War II, his series of book covers for Polish literary works, and of course works from his best-known creative field – posters.
The exhibition can be viewed independently or with a guided tour. The accompanying program will include an event entitled More about Henryk Tomaszewski, an in-depth presentation of the artist covering all the areas in which he was active. Participating in the lecture will be: Filip Pagowski, the artist’s son and himself a renowned illustrator and graphic designer, the renowned illustrator Cyprian Koscielniak, one of the artist’s former assistants, and as moderator, Radovan Jenko, one of the artist’s former students.
Veleposlaništvo Republike Poljske v Ljubljani
Brumen Foundation Founder
25 May–24 July 2016
National Gallery of Slovenia
Slovenska cesta 11