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Miroslaw Tokarczyk Mid century Polish book Illustration

March 7, 2014

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Miroslaw Tokarczyk was born in 1934 – a painter, illustrator and chairman of the board and co- publisher for ” Our Books ” .

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He studied graphics in the studio of Jan Marcin Szancer at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.

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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 .

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Miroslaw developed graphically and illustrated more than two hundred books for children and young people.

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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 ”

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Lovely colours and textures. Thanks to Pstrobazar Blogspot and Jarmila09 for posting the images and for their wealth of Polish Children’s Book images. Well worth checking out.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2014 12:18 am

    so super! thanks for sharing!

    • March 9, 2014 8:34 am

      My pleasure Lesley thanks for the comment. Always great to know when a post has been enjoyed : )

  2. May 23, 2015 8:02 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful illustrations!

    • May 24, 2015 8:00 am

      Thanks Laura, nice to hear from you, glad you’re enjoying the blog : )

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