HENRYK TOMASZEWSKI
Biography and posters

   Henryk Tomaszewski was born on June 10th 1914 in Warsaw, Poland, died on September 11th 2005. He studied painting at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts (1934-39, class of professor Mieczysław Kotarbiński), where he later (1952-85) became head of Poster Design Class on the Graphics Faculty, and professor.

   Henryk Tomaszewski created his first poster designs in 1936. Till 1939 and then since 1945 till 1947 he was a cartoonist for numerous satirical magazines. In 1947 together with Eryk Lipiński he started to design posters for Film Polski (the one and only Polish national movie distribution company). In years 1950-52 Tomaszewski was a stage designer in Warsaw "Syrena" Theater.

Symfonia pastoralna
Symphonie Pastorale
Delannoy J.
Henryk Tomaszewski
movie poster 1947, 57R

size A1

   Henryk Tomaszewski was member of the elitist Aliance Graphique International (since 1957). He was also granted the title of Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by Royal Society of Arts in London.

   His major awards include:

  • International Biennal of Arts, Sao Paolo 1963, first prize

  • International Poster Biennal, Warsaw, Silver Medal 1966, Gold Medal 1970, Silver and Gold Medals 1988, Bronze Medal 1994

  • National Polish Poster Biennal, Katowice, Gold Medal 1967, Silver Medal 1975; Grand Prix 1979, 1987, 1989

  • Poster Biennal Lahti, First Prize 1979

  • International Poster Triennial, Toyama, Bronze Medal 1991, Silver Medal 1994

  • ICOGRADA Excellence Award 1986.

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Piękno i wygoda
na co dzień
Beauty and comfort
for every day
Henryk Tomaszewski
exhibition poster
1992; size B1
price: 45 €


Konkurs Chopinowski
Chopin Piano Competition
Henryk Tomaszewski
music poster
1980
; size B1
price: 45 €





Barbarzyncy
Barbarians
Gorky M.
Henryk Tomaszewski
theater; 1976; size B1
price: 150 €





Edward II
Marlowe Ch.
Henryk Tomaszewski
theater poster
1986
; size B1
price: 60 €





Kordian
Słowacki J.
Henryk Tomaszewski
theater poster
1980; size B1
price: 180 €



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