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Henryk Tomaszewski

Full name: Henryk Tomaszewski
Gender: Male
Born: June 14, 1914 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Died: September 11, 2005 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Henryk Tomaszewski studied in Warszawa at the School of Graphic Industry and then started working as a satirical illustrator for newspapers. From 1934-39 he studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warszawa. Tomaszewski took an interest in poster art in 1936 and began contributing to “Szpilka,” the satirical weekly. He lived in Warszawa under the Nazi occupation and had his drawings printed in the Lublin-based satirical weekly, “Stańczyk” in 1944.

After World War II Tomaszewski was awarded a standing order for the design of movie posters by the state film company. In 1966 he was appointed professor. He was considered one of the finest poster and graphic artists in the world, and as an illustrator and teacher, was a pioneer of the Polish poster school. He also designed a number of books and exhibitions, and was a member of many international art societies, including the prestigious Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 34 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Poland POL AC

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 34 London Art Competitions Poland Final Standings AC The Ball
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