Jan Sawka (Polish American, 1946-2012) seven part mixed media painting series titled "Letter 1". The initials F. S, images of a mailbox and images of couples are recurrent themes in all seven individual works. All paintings titled, numbered, dated 1977/78 and signed. Housed in matching painted black frames. Ranging in size from Sight – 20 1/4" H x 14 3/4" W, Framed – 21 3/4" H x 16 1/4" W to Sight – 58 1/2" H x 40 3/8" W, Framed – 59 1/8" H x 42" W. Note: This is a pre-cursor to his work Letter Number 2, see: https://www.jansawka.com/paintings/letterno2.html. Biography: Jan Sawka immigrated to the U.S. in 1977 from Poland, where he had designed politically dissident posters and stage sets for avante-garde theater groups. His poster designs were known for their wordplay and deadpan style, in which symbols of protest often made subtle appearances. He became an editorial illustrator for the New York Times and worked on sets for plays at the Jean Cocteau Reperatory Theater. Large scale commissions included a peace monument in Israel celebrating the Abrahamic faiths, a peace monument in Nagasaki, and a glass obelisk called the Tower of Light in the United Arab Emirates. (source: Askart/New York Times obituary). CONDITION: All paintings overall very good condition. Minor abrasions to the frame.
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