May 16th, 2003
Rafał Olbiński (b.1946 in Kielce, Poland) is an illustrator,
painter, graphic and stage designer. Educated in Poland, Mr.
Olbinski has for the last 15 years been associated with the famous
School of Visual Art in New York. His surrealist
illustrations have graced the pages of Time, Newsweek, The New
Yorker, and Der Spiegel. Opera fans will recognize posters that
he has created for opera houses around the world.
According to art critic Matthew Gurwitsch, “He has shown an
uncanny knack for capturing the essence of works by Mozart or
Verdi or Janacek with the same startling precision that moves his
covers off the newsstands.”