Jan Lenica [2nd January 1928 in Poznań·- 5th October 2001 in Berlin]
Graphic artist, film director, set and theatre costume designer, children book illustrator, post-stamp designer. A major artist of the Polish poster school, experimental animator, and art critic.
Graduated from Warsaw Polytechnic in 1952. In 1954 he was appointed assistant to Profesor Henryk Tomaszewski at the Chair of Poster of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.
From 1963 he worked and lived mostly in France and Germany. In 1974 he lectured on poster art at Harvard University in Cambrige, USA. From 1979 to 1985 he was head of the Chair of Animated Film at Kassel University, and from 1986 he was Professor of Posters and Graphic Arts at the Berlin Hochschule der Kunste.
Altogether Lenica made over 200 posters. Among his finest works is Wozzeck which was made in 1964 to Alban Berg's opera, Olympische Spiele 1972 in München.