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Roman Cieslewicz

Born: 13-Jan-1930
Birthplace: Lvov, Poland
Died: 21-Jan-1996
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Artist

Nationality: Poland
Executive summary: Polish poster artist

One of the most influential poster artists of the 20th century. Employed at WAG, a Polish state graphics agency, after exposure to the West he was hired by Elle as an art director, and then gained employment at an ad agency, MAFIA, 1969-72. In his work he has used a number of techniques, notably collage and typography, to achieve startling results. Cieslewicz was a resident of France from 1963 until his death in 1996. In an interview with Margo Rouard, he expressed the lack of importance of the modern poster: "Posters need powerful occasions and significant subjects, which they don't find at the moment. As a means of communication they belong to another age and have very little future."

Father: (artisan)

    University: Academy of Fine Arts, Kracow (1955)
    Teacher: É Supérieure d'Arts Graphiques, Paris (1975-)

    Elle Art Director (1965-69)
    Naturalized French Citizen 1971


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