Warsaw Academy Of Fine Arts, Poland
In visual arts education, the capitalâ€™s Fine Arts Academy (ASP) leads the way. Graduates include artists who, in the 20th century, were able not only to create their own language of art, but also to fight their way through to a wider audience. In the 1950s, ASP students included two prominent personalities of Polish and international sculpture: M. Abakanowicz and W. Hasior. The works of Abakanowicz, the laureate of the main award at the Biennial in SĂŁo Paulo in 1965, are milestones in the language of contemporary visual arts.
A professor with the ASP, Henryk Tomaszewski is one of the worldâ€™s most outstanding graphic artists, recognized as the father of the contemporary Polish poster school, which had a considerable influence on European graphic arts in the second half of the 20th century. Many of Tomaszewskiâ€™s works have gone down in the history of modern art, including a poster for the fourth, and the first postwar, FrĂ©dĂ©ric Chopin International Piano Competition in 1949.
The ASP in Cracow takes pride in the grand painting traditions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. After the school ...
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