Miroslaw Tokarczyk Mid century Polish book Illustration
Miroslaw Tokarczyk was born in 1934 – a painter, illustrator and chairman of the board and co- publisher for ” Our Books ” .
He studied graphics in the studio of Jan Marcin Szancer at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.
He was artistic director of the ” Movement ” , and chief graphic designer in publishing and Pedagogical School and the Institute of Publishing ” Our Books ” and artistic advisor Publishing House “Alpha”. Characteristics of Miroslaw’s work is intense , contrasting colours and simplicity of form .
Miroslaw developed graphically and illustrated more than two hundred books for children and young people.
He has participated in many exhibitions (eg in Bratislava, Vienna , Munich, Bologna) and has received numerous awards and honors – including the Silver Cross of Merit (1988) , as well as the award and prize competitions Polish Association of Book Publishers for the most beautiful book of the year (1987 , 1990). In a series called ” Read to me , Mom ”