Roman Cieslewicz was born in Lvov, Poland /now Ukraine/ in 1930, died of a heart attack in Paris on January 21, 1996. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow in 1955. Having arrived in France in 1963, he became a naturalized French citizen in 1971. Since then he has worked for many publishers of books and periodicals either as graphic artist or as art director, includung: Ty i JA /1959-1963/, Elle /1965-69/ and the advertising agency MAFIA /1969-1972/. He also created the graphic design for the magazines Opus International/1967-1969/, Kitsch/1970-71/ and Cnac-archives/1971-74/. Since 1963 he was worked with Julliard, Jean-Jacques Pauvert, Claude Tchou/1964/, Christian Bourgois/1968-76/, Musee des Arts Decoratifs/1972,1980/, Hachette/1973/, Centre Georges Pompidou/1975-83/, Festival d'Automne/1976-77/, La Revue du XXe Siecle/1976-77/, Ketschum/1982/, Hazan/1983/, Denoel/1983/, Galeries Lafayette/1984/, Musee Picasso/1985/. In 1976 he produced his "reviev of panic information" - "Kamikaze"/No. 1/, published by Christian Bourgois, followed in 1991 "Kamikaze 2" with Agnes B. Since 1956, Cieslewicz has taken part in numerous group exhibitions of graphic, poster and photographic art. Since 1975 he has taught at the Ecole Superieure d'Arts Graphiques /ESAG/ in Paris. He was a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale.

Among his 100 one-man exhibitions, some of the most inportant have been:
1972 Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris France
1973 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Holland
1974 Muzeum Plakatu, Warsaw Poland
1978 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Holland
1981 Muzeum Narodowe, Poznan Poland
1984 Kunsthalle, Darmstadt Germany
1986 Galeria BWA, Lodz Poland
1987 Galerie de Pret, Angres France
1993 The Polish Museum of America, Chicago USA
1993 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris France
1994 Narodowa Galeria Sztuki Wspolczesnej Zacheta, Warsaw Poland
1998 Muzeum Plakatu, Warsaw Poland

Major awards:
1955 WAG Trepkowski Prize - Poland
1956 Central Film Office Prize - Poland
1964 International Film Poster Exhibition Karlove Vary - Czech first prize
1965 National Poster Biennale Katowice - Poland Silver Medal
1967 National Poster Biennale Katowice - Poland Gold Medal
1971 National Poster Biennale Katowice - Poland Gold Medal
1972 International Poster Biennale Warsaw - Poland Gold Medal
1973 National Poster Biennale Katowice - Poland Gold Medal
1973 Special Film Poster Prize Cannes France
1979 Grand Prix de l'Affiche d'Art Paris France
1980 Grand Prix de l'Humour Noir Paris France
1984 International Poster Biennale Warsaw - Poland Bronze Medal
1985 International Poster Biennale Colorado Denver USA Award Winner
1990 Grand Prix National d'Art Graphiques France
1992 President's Prize at the Graphic Arts Biennale, Brno, Czechoslovakia
1993 Poster Biennale Lahti Finlad second prize

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