Artists

Grzegorz Marszałek

Grzegorz Marszałek was born in 1946 in Świnna, Żywiec. He studied at the Faculty of Painting, Graphic Arts and Sculpture at the Poznań PWSSP. In 1971 he received diploma with distinction at the studio of Lucjan Mianowski and Waldemar Świerzy, afterwards he taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, acquiring the title of visual arts professor in 1994. The following year he bacame head of The Poster & Illustration Studio at the Higher School of Applied Arts in Szczecin. Between 1998 and 2010 he was head of The Poster Studio in Szczecin and between 1999 and 2010 also head of The Institute of Visual Communications at the academy in Poznań. For many years he has been head of The Poster Studio at The University of Arts in Poznań. He works in the fields of illustration, drawing, applied graphics. He designs posters, book covers, catalogues, logotypes and graphic layouts for papers and magazines.

He took part in many poster exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Since 1971 he attended every International Poster Biennial edition – Warsaw, Brno, Lahti, Fort Collins, Toyama, Ogaki. Some of the important awards he received are: Honorary Mention at The 8th Polish Poster Biennial – Katowice 1977, Silver Medal at The International Applied Grephics Biennial – Brno 1978, Medal and 1st Award at The 7th Fine Arts Festival – Warsaw 1978, Silver Medal at The Polish Poster Biennial – Katowice, 1979, 3rd Award for poster in the competition of „The Hollywood Reporter” – Los Angeles 1981, Honorary Mention at The 2nd Salon International de l’Affiche – Paris 1981, Honorary Mention at The 12th International Poster Biennial – Warsaw 1988. His works are in many museums in Poland and abroad as well as in private collections.

Eugeniusz Skorwider

Born in 1954 in Żnin. Studied at PWSSP in Poznań between 1976 and 1981.
Diploma in 1981 from The Poster Studio of professor Waldemar Świerzy.
Works at The University of Arts in Poznań since 1983.
Currently a professor, head of a poster studio. His works are mainly posters.

Piotr Sonnewend

Piotr Sonnewend graduated from the Poznań PWSSP with a diploma from The Faculty of Painting, Graphic Arts and Sculpture in 1979 supervised by professors Józef Flieger and Lucjan Mianowski. He practised scenography at The Studio Theatre run by professor Józef Szajna in Warsaw. Sonnewend is not only interested in drawing, but also in creating variations of performance design as well as in performance itself. He teaches at many Polish and international universities. Up till now, his works were many times exhibited in Poland, Germany, Holland and Italy and also are the property of national museums in Poznań, Brussles, Munster and Siegen, as well as many galleries in Belgium, Poland, Holland, Germany. Sonnewend’s works are also in the hands of private art collectors.

Andrzej Zdanowicz

Born on 20 March 1960 in Poznań. Between 1980 and 1985 he studied at the Poznań PWSSP (received painting diploma with distinction in 1985). Since 1986 he was an assistant in the studio of professor Skupniewicz and later became head of the painting studio at The University of Arts in Poznań in 2007. A professor of The University of Arts in Poznań since 2008.

Dušan Kállay

Born on 19 June 1948 in Bratislava, where he comes from. He works mainly on illustrations for children’s books. He studied at The Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava from 1966 to 1972, where he started teaching after graduation and became head of the department of graphic arts and book illustrations in 1990. Illustrations are the main field of his work. He won the Golden Apple at The Biennial of Illustration in Bratislava in 1973 and 1975 (for his illustrations of “Alice in the Wonderland”), as well as an Honorary Mention in 1993. He is also a laureate of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, which he received in 1988 in the illustration category.

Wojciech Gorączniak

Born in 1976 in Poznań. Between 1996 and 2001 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in his hometown, graduating with a painting and drawing diploma from the studio of professor Norbert Skupniewicz and professor Maciej Haufa. He has been working at The University of Arts in Poznań since 2008, currently as Assistant Professor in the painting studio of professor Andrzej Zdanowicz. A curator, a manager and a member of many art projects. Works within painting and drawing.