WALDEMAR SWIERZY

1931-
Born in Katowice. Studied at the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts Department of Graphic Arts in Katowice under professor Jozef Mroszczak. In 1952, graduated from the university and moved to Warsaw. In the years 1965-1996, taught at the National University of Visual Arts in Poznan /now the Poznan Academy of Fine Arts/. Starting in 1994, lectures also at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. From 1979 until 1997, served as President of the International Poster Biennale in Warsaw. Works in poster, illustration, scenography, and exhibition design.
Major awards:
1956 Tadeusz Trepkowski Award, Poland
1959 Toulouse-Lautrec Grand Prix, 1st International Film Poster Exhibition, Versailles, France
1965 Gold Medal, 1st Biennale of Polish Poster, Katowice, Poland
1970 1st Prize, 10th Biennaleof Arts, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1971 Gold Medal, 4th Biennale of Polish Poster, Katowice, Poland
1972 Silver Medal, 4th International Poster Biennale, Warsaw, Poland
1975 Gold Medal, 6th Biennale of Polish Poster, Katowice, Poland
1976 Gold Medal, 6th International Poster Biennale, Warsaw, Poland
1977 Silver Medal, 7th Biennale of Polish Poster, Katowice, Poland
1977 1st Prize and Special International Jury Prize, 2nd Poster Biennale, Lahti, Finland
1985 Gold and Bronze Medals, 1st International Jazz Poster Saloon "Jazzpo", Bydgoszcz, Poland
1987 Silver Medal, 12th Biennale of Polish Poster, Katowice, Poland
1989 Gold Medal, 13th Biennale of Polish Poster, Katowice, Poland
1995 Silver Medal, 14th Biennale of Polish Poster, Katowice, Poland




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