Professor Jerzy Kucia
A graphic artist, painter, scriptwriter, director, teacher. In 1967, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, he studied painting, graphic arts and animated film in classes of such professors as Wacław Taranczewski, Konrad Srzednicki, Włodzimierz Kunz. Right after completing his studies he worked as a graphic artist and painter, participating in around 150 exhibitions in Poland and abroad, and receiving a number of awards, including the 1st Award in graphic arts at the National Competition of Arts “Wiosna Opolska”. Since 1981, he has been involved in teaching work at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, being in charge of the Animated Film Studio. In 1984, he was granted the title of professor of Fine Arts. He led as a guest classes and workshops on animated film with students in National Film and Television School in London, at the University of Munster, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, Vilnius, Toulouse and Vienna.