Jan Lenica, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jan Lenica

Polish artist

Date of Birth: 04-Jan-1928

Place of Birth: Poznań, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 05-Oct-2001

Profession: animator, graphic designer, poster artist, painter, university teacher, postage stamp designer, film director

Nationality: Poland

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Jan Lenica

  • Jan Lenica (4 January 1928, Poznan, Poland - 5 October 2001, Berlin) was a Polish graphic designer and cartoonist. A graduate of the Architecture Department of Warsaw Polytechnic, Lenica became a poster illustrator and a collaborator on the early animation films of Walerian Borowczyk.
  • From 1963 - 1986 he lived and worked in France, while from 1987 he lived and worked in Berlin.
  • He was a professor of graphic, poster, animated cartoon for many years at German high schools and the first professor of the animation class at the University of Kassel, Germany, in 1979.
  • He used cut-out stop motion animation in his numerous films, which included two features: Adam 2 (1968) and Ubu et la grande gidouille (1976, but released in France only in 1979).

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