Waldemar Swierzy Biography

Born in 1931 in Katowice. Graduate of the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts (Dept. of Graphic Art in Katowice). Obtained his diploma in 1952. Specializes in poster and all forms of commercial graphic. Individual shows: Vienna, Moscow, Poznan, Sao Paulo, Caracas, Wroclaw. He designed his first poster in 1950. Works as professor at Poznan Academy of Fine Arts.
   Major Awards: Grand Prix Tolouse-Lautrec, Paris (1959); Hollywood Reporters Awards for the poster (1975 and 1985); Gold Medal International Biennial of Posters in Warsaw (1976); 1st Prize at the 2nd International Biennial of Posters in Lahti, Finland (1977); Gold and Bronze Medal at the International Jazz Salon "Jazzpo'' (1985); Gold Medal at the Polish Poster Biennial, Katowice (Poland) (1989); He is a member of the elitist Aliance Graphique International (AGI).
Swierzy designed approximately 2000 posters before he died Nov. 27, 2013 in Poland.