Exhibition detail


The Golden Era of Czechoslovak Film Poster - IX. - Zdeněk Kaplan

Cinema Světozor, Prague (10. 9. 2009 - 31. 10. 2009) —

Zdenek Kaplan’s posters were influenced by the art deco morphology. Subtle ornaments, detailed drawings and domineering surreal elements make Kaplan’s style unique. Although he created only 30 posters in Czechoslovakia, he still belongs to the authors who are sought-after the most. Among his best posters we can count posters for film The Seven Year Itch, My Fair Lady, The Penguin, Live for Life .

Born 3 rd of July 1940 in Prague.
Graphic artist.

Studied at the School of Arts in Prague (1959 – 1960). Has exhibited independently and in groups in Czechoslovakia from the 1960s. He emigrated in the year 1969. He created thirty film posters over the years 1964 – 1971.