WEB POSTER EXHIBITION - Polish poster designers in London

This web exhibition accompanies a current exhibition in London. Text and pictures were kindly provided by Natalia Dydo. Both were published previously in the polish newspaper "Nowy Czas" in London.

Posters of polish artists who have a connection to London - they live, work, study here or in some cases have only spent a few months here.

Kasia Kaldowska


Kasia Kaldowski studied glass and ceramics as well as art curating at London’s Central Saint Martins, and recently completed her studies in printmaking techniques and web design. She was to study fine art in Gdansk Art Academy in 1981, however due to the Martial Law in Poland she stayed in the UK, finishing a Law Degree, but she never stopped creating. She is a member of Free Painters and Sculptors, the Association of Polish Artists, London Global Art Village and British Women Artists. She has been living in the UK since 1981.

Mariusz Kaldowski


Mariusz Kaldowski studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. A painter, a print maker and a graphic designer; since coming to the UK in 1996 he has been busy creating, exhibiting and successfully selling his work. He has been commissioned for portraits; for a number of years now he has been the family portrait painter for Fred Olsen (of Fred Olsen Cruise Liners). Since 2002 he has been an Artist in Residence in Regent’s Park. In 2009 he started working with the National Trust as its resident artist for the South East region.

Joanna Ciechanowska


Joanna Ciechanowska studied under Prof. Leszek Holdanowicz at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In Poland she worked as a graphic designer and illustrator. After years spent living and working in the Middle East, Africa and the Far East, she is now based in London. She has been a member of the APA and the director of POSK Gallery in the Polish Social & Cultural Association in London since 2009. She works predominantly with oils and pastels, sometimes using collage and cut outs from photographs, her own and others.

Olga Sienko


Olga Sienko studied graphic design at The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. After moving to London she studied at the Slade School of Fine Art as a British Council scholar and continued her studies at the Central St Martins School of Art and Design. She completed her printmaking education at the Royal College of Art. In 1993 she established Studio Sienko Gallery, where she has curated over seventy exhibitions. She has also written and photographed for Arteon, a Polish art magazine, and organised a number of workshops in Poland, Italy and France.

Monika Ciapala


Monika Ciapala is studying graphic design at the University of Bedfordshire. She is one of the winners of the Design Factory 2012 competition. She likes to use a ‘purely math- ematical’ approach to her work by using geometrical shapes, grids and a limited palette of colours. Monika has created a series of posters, designed one edition of Arteria for Nowy Czas as well as helped with various other design jobs in preparation of the Arteria Poster Exhibition.

Michal Boncza


Michal Boncza studied at the University of Arts in Poznan. While in Poland he trained in fine art and poster design, he later moved to Britain. In the 70s, 80s and 90s he was famous for his political posters. Almost his entire career has been spent as a graphic designer in service of the non-commercial sector including NGOs, Global Union Federations, educational establishments and charities. He now works as a journalist and a graphic designer for Morning Star paper.

Justyna Niedzinska


Justyna Niedzinska studied Media Art Advertising Photography under Professor Roslaw Szaybo at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She represents the youngest generation of poster designers. She is inspired by the Polish School of Posters, photography (from classic white-black photographic advertisements) as well as modern paintings. She has worked as a graphic designer for Nowy Czas in London.

Zuzanna Lipinska


Zuzanna Lipinska studied poster design under Professor Józef Mroszczak at the War- saw Academy of Fine Arts; now a poster designer, illustrator, and website designer. She collaborates with many companies and publishers in Poland and abroad, including Czytelnik, The National Theatre and Syrena Theatre in Warsaw. She has worked as a logo and poster designer for The Muzeum Karykatury, whose founder and first director was her father Eryk Lipinski, a famous illustrator, satirist and poster designer.

Maria Kaleta

Maria Kaleta studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan and graphic de- sign at the WMC College in London. She has a clear flair for the abstract and the colour that can be found in the works of traditional Polish artists, such as Jacek Malczewski or Tadeusz Brzozowski, as well as the more modern artists such as Francis Bacon and Mark Rothko. She is a Committee member of The Association of Polish Artists in Great Britain. Her portfolio includes painting, drawing, pastels, traditional printmaking and computer graphics.

Andrzej Klimowski

Andrzej Klimowski studied at St Martin’s School of Art in London and studied poster design under Henryk Tomaszewski, he also studied film animation at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. He is active in graphic design, poster art, painting and the author of many books and experimental films. He is also an international illustrator of book covers, press and magazine illustrations and an author of graphic novels. He is currently a professor at the Royal College of Art in London and designed posters for several films including Chinatown, Down by Law, The Duellists and Institute Benjamenta.

Roslaw Szaybo

Roslaw Szaybo studied painting and poster design under Henryk Tomaszewski at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. He moved to Britain in 1966, where he became a promi- nent graphic designer and printmaker. He has designed book covers, art posters and over 2000 CD covers for international musicians. Szaybo was the artistic director of Young and Rubicon Advertising Agency between 1968 and 1973, he then went on to CBS Records for a further 14 years. In the early 1990s he moved to Poland and now works as a lecturer in photography at The Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.

Andrzej Krauze

Andrzej Krauze studied painting and illustration under Henryk Tomaszewski at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Art. He contribut- ed cartoons to the satirical polish magazine Szpilki and worked as political cartoonist for the weekly magazine Kultura. In 1982 he settled in London. He contributes regularly to The Guardian, Rzeczpospolita, New York Times, International Herald Tribune and others (among them Nowy Czas). His drawings, watercolours and theatre posters are represented in many private and public collections. In 1985 he was appointed Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art.

Slawa Harasymowicz


Slawa Harasymowicz studied philology and translation at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. After moving to London she studied graphic design at the Royal College of Art where she graduated with an MA. She is a frequent contributor to the Guardian Weekend Magazine, Penguin Books, BBC online and BBC iPlayer. She lectures in Visual Communication at the University of Bedfordshire. She references her art to archive photography, family memorabilia and her own photos, translating them into ‘image sets’ of drawings, silkscreen prints, paintings, posters and graphic novels.

Ryszard Rybicki


Ryszard Rybicki studied at Art School in Bruges, Belgium; he emerged as a naturally talented artist. He moved to the UK in 2004 and has designed and provided art to many interiors, both residential as well as commercial. At the moment Ryszard is the artist-in-residence at Mary Ward House in London.

Posters from the collection of the famous Poster Gallery in Cracow, Poland.

Adamczyk, Miroslaw

Starowicz, Monika

Pluta, Wladyslaw

Otto-Wegrzyn, Bogna

Boguslawski, Tomasz

Sitek, Michal

Bajek, Ewa Tamara

Ratajska, Weronika

Gorowski, Mieczyslaw

Chojna, Elzbieta

Gorska, Joanna & Skakun, Jerzy

Zebrowski, Leszek

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