Birthplace: Lvov, Poland
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: unspecified
Race or Ethnicity: White
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."
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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