Marcin Mroszczak Jacques Richeq Marcin Mros2czak In 1980 Marcin Mroszczak was offered a teaching appointrrut from mid-October to mid-December, at the Academy of life Arts in Ghent, Belgium. The experiment was adjudged a succes >v the directors and the municipal authorities of Ghent, and he ;as invited again the following year. He is still there, his contract haVir once more been renewed. Marcin Mroszczak studied at the Academy of Fine Arfcin Warsaw. He continued to study under Henryk Tomaszewski, id not in the studio of his father, Jozef Mroszczak. This was logical ).- he had learnt what his father could teach him at home. While st-; a student he took a line of his own by introducing photography fc the theatre poster, which up to then had traditionally dependec >n graphic art alone. This propensity for the mise en scène naturally ;d him to look round for contacts likely to enrich his plastic vocabu ty in this field, leading to his collaboration with Polanski and W da among others. His photographic illustrations for Alice in Wonder"w cast a revealing light on this development of his art, which was «0 favoured by the accidental discovery of settings which had F;n abandoned in London after the filming of a Sherlock Holmes. Ie had numbers of the personages play their part against this bfk ground, and every photograph in the book could be taken fi a cinema still, even if the colouring, added by hand later, lends the ia touch of poetic unreality. It is only just to add that the period re spent working in Italy, the Netherlands and London in the hh places of graphic design, such as Pentagram and Tel Design, so- contributed to his mastery of the photographic techniques witHjt his forfeiting his personal mode of translating ideas or situations Marcin Mroszczak was born at Katowice, Poland, in 1950, studied graphic design at Warsaw and poster art under Henryk Tomaszewski. He then worked in agencies in Parma, London and The Hague before returning to Poland to design theatre and cinema posters and stage settings. He also art directed theatrical maga zines, illustrated books and designed record covers. In 1980 he accepted a teaching appointment at the Academy in Ghent and now lives in Belgium. He has won several medals and has had one-man exhibitions in Warsaw, Poznan and Amsterdam. Editor Marcin Mroszczak wurde 1950 in Kattowitz, Polen, geboren, studierte Graphik in Warschau und Plakatkunst unter Henryk Tomaszewski. Dann arbeitete er in Agenturen in Parma, London und Den Haag, kehrte nach Polen zurück und entwarf Theater- und Filmplakate sowie Bühnenbilder. Er war Art-Direktor bei Theaterzeit- schriften, illustrierte Bücher und Plattenumschlage. 1980 übernahm er einen Lehrauf- trag an der Akademie in Gent und lebt nun in Belgien. Für seine Plakate erhielt er mehrere Medaillen. Er hatte Ausstellungen in Warschau, Posen und Amsterdam. Red. Marcin Mroszczak, né a Katowice (Pologne) en 1950, a étudié Part publicitaire a Varsovie, l'affichisme sous la direction de Henryk Tomaszewski. Collaborateur d'agences a Parme, Londres et La Haye, il retourne en Pologne pour se vouer a Paffiche de théatre et de cinéma et aux décors de théatre. II a aussi fonctionné comme directeur artistique de magazines du théatre, a illustré des livres et réalisé des pochettes de disques. Nommé en 1980 professeur a 1'Académie de Gand, il habite aujourd'hui la Belgique. Ses affiches lui ont valu plusieurs médailles. Des expositions personnelles lui ont été consacrées a Varsovie, Poznan et Amsterdam. La Rédaction 1) Poster for Andrzej Wajda's film Man of Iron. Blue overall and shirt, red 'Solidarity'. 2) Poster for a play by Izaak Babel performed in Warsaw. 3) Poster for Andrzej Wajda's film 'Young Ladies from Wilko'. 1) Plakat für Andrzej Wajdas Film Der Mann aus Eisen. Kittel und Hemd blau, «Solidaritat» rot. 2) Plakat für ein in Warschau aufgeführtes Stück von Izaak Babel. 3) Plakat für Andrzej Wajdas Film «Junge Damen aus Wilko». 1) Affiche pour le film L'Homme de fer d'Andrzej Wajda. Figure bleue, «Solidarité» rouge. 2) Affiche pour une pièce d'Izaak Babel jouée a Varsovie. 3) Affiche pour le film d'Andrzej Wajda Les Demoiselles de Wilko. 36

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