Jan Lenica (4 January 1928, Poznań,
Poland - 5 October 2001, Berlin) was a Polish graphic designer and
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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