Attention admirers of the visual arts! The "Rafal Olbinski at the Kosciuszko Foundation" exhibit presenting dozens of the most recent works by the artist will be on view at the Kosciuszko Foundation House from November 18 through December 1.
Rafal Olbinski at the Kosciuszko Foundation
Opening Reception - Saturday, Nov. 18, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10 - KF Members/ $20 - Regular tickets
Exhibition Album The best of Rafal Olbinski. The Kosciuszko Foundation New York will be available exclusively at the Kosciuszko Foundation.
RAFAL OLBINSKI immigrated to the United States in 1981, where he soon established himself as a prominent painter, illustrator and designer. For his artistic achievements, he has received more than 150 awards including Gold and Silver Medals from the Art Directors Club of New York, Gold and Silver from the Society of Illustrators in New York and Los Angeles, and The Big Crit 2000 award by Critique Magazine in San Francisco.
In year 1983-1988 he was a faculty member at Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia. In 1987-2001 he was working as an instructor at the prestigious School of Visual Arts in New York City.
In 1994 he was awarded the International Oscar for The World's Most Memorable Poster, Prix Savignac in Paris. In the same year he received the Creative Review Award for the Best of British Illustration in London.
In 1995 his poster was chosen as the official New York City Capital of the World Poster in an invitational competition by a jury led by Mayor Rudolf Giuliani. In the following year he won the Steven Dohanos Award for the best painting in the Annual Member Exhibition of the Society of Illustrators.
In 1996 he was commissioned by the U.S. Information Agency to design a poster celebrating the 25th Earth Day Anniversary. From 2002 through 2010, a selection of Olbinski paintings was included in the Grand Space projection in Grand Central Terminal, as a highlight of the Earth Day Celebration in New York. The other artists featured in the show are Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Raushenberg, and Andy Warhol.
Olbinski's illustrations have appeared on the covers or been shown in publications such as Newsweek, Time, Business Week, Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, Omni, The New York Times, New Yorker and Der Spiegel and his work has been featured in many international magazines including: Print, Novum, Graphis, Communication World, Idea, Art Magazine in America, How, The World & I, High Quality and Universe des Artes.
Rafal Olbinski's paintings are included in the collections of the National Arts Club in New York, the Smithsonian Institute and the Library of Congress in Washington, Suntory Museum in Osaka, Japan, and others throughout Europe and the United States.