"He leads the field by a very long furlong, out on his own, making his own weather. He is Klimowski, unafraid."--Harold Pinter, Nobel Prize-winning playwright
In the mid-1970s, Andrzej Klimowski's fearlessly original artwork caught the eye of leading Polish theater and film companies, for whom he designed some of the period's most iconic posters. The London-born artist, who moved to Poland at a time when many East Europeans dreamed of going West, went on to create posters for works by filmmakers and playwrights from Scorsese to Altman, Beckett to Brecht.
Drawing on folk art and Polish Surrealism, Klimowski uses techniques including photomontage and linocut to create posters that are filled with metaphor, drama, and originality.
Andrzej Klimowski studied at Saint Martin s School of Art in London and at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. He has designed posters for theatres and film distributors in Poland, and book covers and illustrations for publishers in the UK. He collaborated with Danusia Schejbal on graphic novel adaptations of The Master and Margarita and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, published by SelfMadeHero. His own graphic novels include The Depository, The Secret and Horace Dorlan. Klimowski is Emeritus Professor of Illustration at the Royal College of Art in London.