Zbigniew Rychlicki
Zbigniew Rychlicki

Zbigniew Rychlicki (17 January 1922 – 10 September 1989)[1] was a Polish graphic artist, and illustrator of children's books. He received the Hans Christian Andersen Awards Prize given by the Jury of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) for outstanding artistic achievement.[2] He was given the 1954 Prime Minister's Award for his works for children and youth.[3]


He studied and then graduated from the Institute in 1946.[4] During the years 1947 to 1948 he worked at the Animated Film Studio in Lodz.[4] He also studied at the Academy for Fine Arts in Kraków in 1956.[4]


Rychlicki was in charge of the graphic part of the magazine "Teddy Bear."[2] In 1949 he moved to Warsaw, and acted as the director of the Publishing Institute "Our Bookstore" “Nasza Księgarnia”.[2][4] He authored the illustrations of several children's books, including From things into things by Wanda Chotomska, Please elephant by Ludwik Jerzy Kern, Plastusiowy diary of Mary Kownacka,[2] Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. and Mysterious Island by Jules Verne.[4]


  1. ^ http://www.mbp.kielce.pl/publikacje/rocznice_2014.pdf
  2. ^ a b c d "Zbigniew Rychlicki". Wydawnictwo NASZA KSIĘGARNIA (in Polish). Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Grafiki i inne prace". Galeria Grafiki i Plakatu (in Polish). Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Zbigniew Rychlicki Children's Book Illustration from Poland Part 1". | A Splash of the unusual through textiles, photography and illustration. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2016.