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   Jan Sawka (1946-2012)

Graduated from Institute of Technology in Wroclaw (architectural engineering 1972) and Fine Arts Academy in Wroclaw (painting and printmaking 1972). Began designing in 1969. From 1970 freelance artist and graphic designer. Moved to France in 1976, then to the US in 1977.

Jan Sawka has designed for the Wroclaw Jazz Festival, Bam Art Center, New York Times, Harold Clurman Theater, Samuel Beckett Theater, Jean Cocteau Repertory Theater, Grateful Dead (American rock band) and NASA.
He has lectured at the universities and museums throughout the world.

Major awards: 1975 – Oscar de la Peinture award and the special prize of the President of France, 1978 – 1st Prize, 7th International Poster Biennale, Warsaw (Poland), 1994 – Japanese Cultural Agency Award, Tokyo (Japan), 1995 – Award of Merit, 9th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, Fort Collins, Colorado (USA), 2003 – Gold Medal in Multimedia, 4th International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Florence, (Italy), 2011 – American Institute of Architects Excellence in Architecture Design Award for Peace Monument and Complex - Jerusalem.

Jan Sawka poster prices

sawka fat city

Zachłanne miasto
Fat City
Huston J. Keach S. Bridges J.
movie; 1975; size A1

sawka posters

Jan Sawka posters
exhibition in NYC
1980; size B1

spartakus - gorka

Lato młodzieży
Youth's Summer
promotion; size B1


tamango - gorka

Expo Sevilla
event 1992
size B1

sawka student's summer poster

Student'Summer
promotion
1975; size B1

Sawka circus poster

Cyrk; Publiczność
Circus audience
1979R; size B1

sawka circus poster

Cyrk; piramida akrobatów
Circus; Acrobats' pyramide
1975; size B1


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