One of the most prolific artists of his generation, Waldemar Swierzy’s innovative—and often controversial—artwork captured the world’s attention and cast him at the center of an exciting, evolving graphic arts movement that began in Europe and spread across the globe over the last fifty years.

Known for their painterly quality, technique and composition, as well as their originality and sense of spontaneity, “Swierzy’s works are always fresh, easy and entertaining,” wrote fellow artist Niklaus Troxler in the book, Swierzy. “They are full of a joy of life, humor, and optimism.”