Zbigniew Rychlicki Children’s Book Illustration from Poland Part 1
Happy Monday to one and all. I wanted to start with some fantastic news which really cheered my day this morning and that is that Fishink Blog has been shortlisted in the National UK Blog Awards !!!!. It now moves into round two where judges will take an overview of each of the shortlisted sites and they will be marked against five criteria, namely
1. Design, 2. Style, 3. Content, 4. Marketing and 5. Usability.
The other 10 blogs in my category are :-
Arts & Culture Individual Shortlist
Alice Dunn, The Surrey Edit: http://www.surreyedit.com/
Craig, Fishink Blog: http://www.fishinkblog.wordpress.com
Imo Babics, FilmAware: http://www.filmaware.com/
Kim Forrester, Reading Matters: http://www.readingmattersblog.com/
Mark Rigney, Hookedblog: http://www.hookedblog.co.uk
Natasha Nuttall, Graphique Fantastique: http://www.graphiquefantastique.com
Robin Jarossi, CrimeTimePreview: http://www.crimetimepreview.com/
Simon Savidge, Savidge Reads: http://savidgereads.wordpress.com
Steven Blyth, Urban Kultur Blog: http://www.urbankulturblog.com
William Lee Adams, Wiwibloggs: http://wiwibloggs.com
Zarina Rimbaud-Kadirbaks, Dutch Girl in London: http://www.dutchgirlinlondon.com
Many thanks again to everyone who voted for my blog, flippers crossed for round two ! and in the meantime, let’s get on with today’s post : )
Zbigniew Rychlicki was born January 17, 1922 in Orzechówka, Poland.
After studying and graduating at the Institute (1946) and then Academy (1956) for Fine Arts in Kraków. In the years 1947-1948 he worked in the Animated Film Studio in Lodz. He went on to work as a graphic artist and illustrator of children’s books
In 1949 he moved to Warsaw, taking a job at the Institute of Publishing “Nasza Księgarnia” “Our Bookstore”, where until 1951 he was artistic director for youth published weekly “friend” and later chief of graphic arts and graphic editors. In 1972, serving as chief duties still graphics became deputy director for art and graphics. Practised graphics, illustration and poster. Cooperation with magazines for children and youth illustrated more than 150 books !
He is the acclaimed winner of more than 20 national and international awards and prizes, the winner of the Sakharov Prize, and the Hans Christian Andersen Prize award in the field of illustration (1982) given by the jury of the International Committee for Books for Children and Young People (IBBY) for outstanding artistic achievement. He is an author of children’s books illustrations, including From ‘Things to Things’ by Wanda Chotomska, Jonathan Swift’s ‘Gulliver’s Travels’, Jules Verne’s ‘Mysterious Island’ and ‘Please Elephant’ by Louis George Kern.
He was the author of the graphic pages of a magazine “Teddy Bear”, created a plastic form Uszatek Bear and other characters: Piglet, Rabbit, Easter Bunny and Dog. For over 30 years he worked as a chief graphic designer at the Institute of Publishing for Our Bookstore. The author projects the characters and scenery for the puppet animated series Bear Uszatek carried out between 1970 and 1980 in the Se-ma-for in Łódź.
He is also a Knight of the Order of Smile, and it’s easy to see why ! More from this illustrator (with a more christmassy feel ) on wednesday. Many thanks to Jarmila09 who’s images helped to create this post.