Gracjan Achrem-Achremowicz: Vilnius Print-Maker, Graphic Designer, Bibliophile and Publisher

Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis




Faculty of Fine Arts at Stephen Báthory University, Alma Mater Vilnensis, Vilnius Society of Visual Artists, Association of Polish Librarians, print-making, design, and fine book in the interwar period, Polish Art Printing House “Grafika”


When considering the personality and work of Gracjan Achrem-Achremowicz, a citizen of Vilnius, one must keep in mind the richness of his interests and talents: he was a painter, a printmaker, a bibliophile, a collector of antique prints, a publisher, an educator, a poet and a translator, and he knew several languages, including Hebrew and English. His passions and activities, though versatile, were most strongly associated with artistic (workshop) prinmaking, the graphic design of books, and with the printed word. In my paper, I aim to define the achievements of this artist as those of one of the few students of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Vil- nius who was committed to graphics at a time when teaching this discipline was not a priority (before 1930), and at the same time as an artist who had the  opportunity of studying abroad.

Author Biography

Katarzyna Kulpińska, Faculty of Fine Arts, NCU, Toruń, Poland

Katarzyna Kulpińska is a professor in Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Fine Arts. As an art historian her research interests focus on modern art, especially the history of printmaking and graphic design. She has written several books including: The graphic design of Young Poland literary-artistic periodicals (Warszawa, 2005) and Printing plates, prints – traces of women. Polish female graphic artists and their oeuvres in the interwar period (Toruń, 2017). In addition, she has published about 50 articles and chapters in books devoted to graphic arts, the illustration and the poster as well as painting. She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and Polish Institute of World Art Studies (president of Torun Branch).




How to Cite

Kulpińska, K. (2019). Gracjan Achrem-Achremowicz: Vilnius Print-Maker, Graphic Designer, Bibliophile and Publisher: Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis. Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis, (98), 33–51.