BALLADYNA

Category: Live Theater
Artist: Jan Lenica

January 4, 1928 (Poznan) - May 5, 2001 (Berlin). Graduated from Warsaw Architecture Institute in 1952. Involved in filmmaking as well as poster & graphic design, illustrations and satirical cartoons. Individual shows include Warsaw - 1948, London - 1960, Frankfurt-am-Main, New York - 1963, Tokyo - 1965, Arnhem - 1967, Paris Centre Pompidou - 1980. Exhibits : Warsaw - 1953, 1955, 1961, 1965, Canada - 1960, Paris - 1961, Milan - 1961, Sao Paolo - 1963, Italy - 1964, Kassel - 1964, Sweden - 1965, Honolulu - 1965, Copenhagen, Oberhausen - 1966, Arnhem, New York - 1967, Munich, Warsaw - 1968, Essen, Vienna - 1970; many more. Touluse- Lautrec Award, Paris 1961 for "Niebieski ptak" poster, Grand Prix Karlove Vary 1962 for "Towarzysze broni" film poster, & 3rd place for "Goraczka w El Pao", Wiesbaden - 1964, Munich - 1965, Berlin - 1965. Also, a number of major prizes for short films at festivals in Venice, Mannheim, Brussels, Paris and Oberhausen. Lived in Paris since 1963.

Originally designed for the opening of Juliusz Slowacki's tragedy at the Common Theater in Warsaw, this particular piece is part of a run sponsored by Pekao, the large Polish banking concern.

Year 1994
Format B1 Vertical (26 in. X 39 in.)
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