Wojciech Fangor
First and last name
Wojciech Fangor
Date of birth
1922, Warsaw
Date of death
2015, Warsaw

Wojciech Fangor was a Polish painter, sculptor, graphic, and poster artist, (co-founder of Polish School of Posters). In 1946 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. At the beginning of the 1950s created figurative paintings in the aesthetics of social realism. However, he rejected this style and directed his career towards abstract and optical art. Circles and waves in contrastive colours are representative features of his artistic output. During his life, he resided in Germany, England, and USA. In 1970, the Guggenheim Museum in New York organized his monographical exhibition. He designed decorations for some of the metro stations in Warsaw. A prize-winner of several prestigeous awards, i.a., Jan Cybis Award (2014). Many collections around the world include his astonishing works.