A highly collectable 1952 poster which features a bomb silhouette, a wrecked building and the word "NIE", which means "NO" in Polish. See the net for a lot of information on the important Polish artist TADEUSZ TREPKOWSKI (1914-1954). This is a graphically arresting and unusual vintage image by the acknowledged master of the Polish poster, who was self taught and created a number of important graphic works starting in 1937. Measurements are 36" by 24", unframed. Today, awards in graphic arts are named after Trepkowski. The image is powerful in a "less is more" manner which was the artist's trademark. In the aftermath of the trauma of the war, poster art appealed for a more rational and peaceful world. Condition is very definitely rough and "as-is", with corner crease/tear at upper left, scuffs, scrapes, mottling and uneven color, and small paper losses and stubbed corners; the print is laid down on foam board as well.
TADEUSZ TREPKOWSKI (1914-1954) Important Polish graphic art monumental 1952 poster with anti-war message