Franciszek Starowieyski, 1930-Born in Cracow and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. He works in graphic design, drawing, theater, television scenography, murals and posters. He was the originator of the "Theater of Drawing." Major Awards: International Biennale of the Arts, Sao Paulo 1973, award; Cannes Film Festival 1974, film poster award; International Poster Biennale, Warsaw, Silver Medal 1974, 1978; International Film Festival, Chicago, film poster Gold Plaque 1979, film poster competition Silver Hugo 1982.
Starowieyski's style, often called "superrealism" (influenced by trends in animation in the late 1960's and early 1970's from artists René Laloux and Roland Torpor) explores violence, dark humor and alien themes.