Hubert Hilscher / Posters
opening of the exhibition 11.03.2016
exhibition open until 3.04.2016
Curator: Irena Przymus
In March, we invite you to a meeting with the Hubert Hilscher’s works (1924-1999). Hilsher is an eminent creator of Polish posters (approx. 300), books (approx. 150) and logos. This is the third edition of the exhibition. Previously it was shown in the Poster Museum (June 2015) and the Gallery of Modern Art in Ostrow Wielkopolski (August 2015). Hubert Hilscher (1924 -1999) was one of the most prominent graphic designers, whose work gave shape modern Polish visual arts.
In the years 1949 – 1955 he studied at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. He received his diploma under the direction of prof. Tadeusz Kulisiewicz. However, not graphic art became his professional passion. After graduation he joined the Art and Graphic Publishing House (WAG), where he was an artistic director in the years 1961-1970. In the years 1959-1961 he designed layout of the “Cultural Review”. Since 1962 he began working in the legendary bimonthly “Project” (developed 140 numbers). In the years 1965-1980 he was a member of the Organizing Committee of the International Poster Biennale in Warsaw, and in the years 1965 to 1978, he served as it’s vice president. He was the author of approx. 300 posters, mostly for exhibitions and music events, including several projects for the International Festival of Contemporary Music “Warsaw Autumn”.
The exhibition is the first comprehensive presentation of Hubert Hilscher’s artistic achievements. It involves the posters from the 50s up till the end of the twentieth century. The exhibition also contributes to review the whole of his work as a complete catalog of work, which makes a valuable contribution to the knowledge of Polish graphic design in 2 half. XX.