Vintage Circus Posters | Cyrk Circus | Tiger Green Hoop

Polish “cyrk” (circus) posters from the Communist era are renowned for their unique and artistic designs. Created by prominent graphic artists, these posters often featured bold colors, abstract forms, and imaginative interpretations, setting them apart from conventional advertising. They reflect the rich cultural and artistic heritage of Poland during a time of limited creative freedom, making them highly collectible and celebrated in the art world today. The poster artist Hubert Hilscher (d. 1999) was a Polish graphic artist born to a German family in Poland. In 1944 when he was only 20 years old, he fought in the Warsaw Uprising as a soldier of the Home Army. In 1949, his interest in printmaking led him to attend the State Academic School of Plastic Arts, which merged with the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, where he graduated in 1955. After graduating, Hilscher worked at WAG, a publishing house that provided patronage for poster designers, where he served as art director between 1961-1970. In 1962, he served as art director for the bimonthly magazine Projekt until the magazine ceased  production in 1983. Major awards included the Silver Medal at the International Tourist Poster Exhibition in Milan, Italy, Prize of the Year in the Best Warsaw Poster competition 1973, and in 1981, Second prize at the 4th Poster Biennial, Lahti, Finland.

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Mounted on linen


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97.5 x 67 cm

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