14th October 2002

 

CLASSIC KLIMOWSKI ILLUSTRATED AT THE EICH

Admirers of graphic illustration are being invited to experience the work of internationally renowned artist Andrzej Klimowski at the University of Lincoln’s EICH Gallery in Hull this week.

Known as the thinking man’s illustrator and graphic designer, Andrzej Klimowski has the reputation of being the most innovative of eastern European illustrators.

Over 70 published and original pieces make up the exhibition, all of which have been selected by Klimowski himself as a representation of his work over the last 30 years.

Born of Polish parents in London, Klimowski trained at the Saint Martin’s School of Art before moving to Warsaw to study and work professionally. 

Klimowski returned to England in 1980 and began his association with the Royal College of Art where he currently influences future illustrators from his position as head of illustration.

The artist himself will open the exhibition with a presentation about his work on Friday (18th October) followed by a book-signing session during which visitors will be able to purchase copies of his latest book of graphic illustrations entitled ‘The Secret’, published by Faber.

The presentation will commence at 5pm with the official opening of the exhibition at 6pm.  The EICH gallery will exhibit Klimowski’s work until Friday 13th December. 

“The owner of the EICH collection, Edward Booth-Clibborn, has many Klimowski illustrations in his personal collection which are available for student research,” said Kathie Jenkins, curator of the gallery.

“However, this is a wonderful and a very unusual opportunity for students and the public to view a more complete version of his works which would otherwise be inaccessible.”

The EICH gallery is open daily Monday to Saturday from 10.00am – 4.00pm.  Admission is free.

For further information about the exhibition please contact Kathie Jenkins on 01482 462060.

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For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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