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  • 1947

    Born in Poland.

  • 1966

    Publishes first drawings.

  • 1971

    Wins first prize (together with Marcin Mroszczak) for poster of Hamlet in competition organised by the National Theatre in Warsaw. Continues to work with the theatre for three years.

  • 1973

    Graduates from the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw. Diploma work, an animated film The Flying Lesson is immediately censored.

  • 1974

    Becomes regular contributor to Kultura, a weekly Polish newspaper.

  • 1979

    Emigrates to London.

  • 1980

    Moves to Amsterdam because residency in England is refused. Works as an illustrator for the newspaper NRC Handelsblad.

  • 1981

    Moves to Paris and becomes a regular contributor to L'Express, L'Expansion, Lire and L'Alternative, as well as to the newly-established Solidarity Weekly (Poland). Andrzej Krauze's Poland collection of political cartoons is published by Nina Karsov, London. Martial law is declared in Poland.

  • 1982

    Granted political asylum in the United Kingdom, settles permanently in London. Wins first prize in Forte dei Marmi's political satire competition. Illustrates selection of Franz Kafka's short stories. Work begins to appear regularly in New Society, New Statesman and Tygodnik Nowojorski. A Year of Martial Law is published by Kontakt, Paris, France.

  • 1983

    Coming Back to the West collection of political cartoons is published by Larson, Stockholm.

  • 1984

    Series of exhibitions in Italy (Venice, Padua, Verona, Vicenza).

  • 1985

    Begins work on a series of drawings entitled Mr Pen, an Unfinished Autobiography. Illustrates On Living in an Old Country by Patrick Wright.

  • 1987

    Illustrates Pisaratartunta by Erkka Lehtola. Begins three year association with The Old Vic theatre, under directorship of Jonathan Miller, producing posters. Regular contributor to the Times, the Listener, New Scientist and Campaign. One-man show, Woodstock Gallery, London.

  • 1989

    Retrospective, Andrzej Krauze: Drawings, Posters, Water Colours, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampere, Finland. Starts working at The Guardian.

  • 1990

    Work begins to appear in the Independent on Sunday, GQ, Demos Quarterly, The Sunday Telegraph, Worldlink and Modern Painters.

  • 1996

    illustrates Hegel for Beginners by Lloyd Spencer. Wins Victoria and Albert Museum's Award for illustration.

  • 1997

    Illustrates The Enlightenment for Beginners by Lloyd Spencer.

  • 1998

    Designs series of posters for the British Council. Produces illustrations for Praxis Press, New York. First drawings appear in the New York Times. One-man show at Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art Ltd, London.

  • 2000

    Work begins to appear in Courrier International. Takes part in exhibitions in Rouen (2001), Paris (2002) and Bastia, Corsica (2006) under Courrier's patronage.

  • 2001

    Three Decades: Drawings from 1970–2000, touring retrospective exhibition in Legnica, Warsaw (Museum of Caricature) and Jelenia Góra, Poland. Becomes regular contributor to Rzeczpospolita, a leading Polish daily newspaper. Designs twelve posters for the British Council relating to citizenship and human rights.

  • 2002

    Becomes a regular contributor to New Scientist. Retrospective exhibition in Cracow, Poland.

  • 2004

    Exhibitions: Salon de l'humour, Saint-Just-le-Martel, France; Mr Pen, an Unfinished Autobiography, Cracow, Poland.

  • 2006

    One-man show at the University of Limoges, France.

  • 2007

    Exhibitions: Crossroads, Shandy Hall, York, England; L’Humeur Moléculaire d’Andrzej Krauze, Paris, France; A Serious Game, University College for the Creative Arts, Epsom, England. Travels to Rome, Italy, and Wellington, New Zeland, as part of Cartooning for Peace group.

  • 2008

    One-man show, A Serious Game (Zabawa nie na żarty), Cracow, Poland.

  • 2009

    Travels to Paris as part of Cartooning for Peace group.

  • 2010

    One-man show, University of Limoges, France. The Sleep of Reason/Gdy rozum śpi is published by IPN, Warsaw, to accompany one-man show of the same title.

  • 2011

    Travels to Caen as part of Cartooning for Peace group. III wieża Babel w budowie collection of cartoons is published by Zysk i S-ka. After a serious heart operation starts making cutouts using a scalpel and black paper. A year later adds colour.

  • 2013

    Work shown in Propaganda, Power and Persuasion, British Library, London. Exhibition of cutouts, (Wycinanki), Cracow, Poland.

  • 2014

    Exhibition of cutouts, Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Poland.

  • 2017

    Illustrated the Italian edition of  Charles Baudelaire's Quadri parigini. Exhibition of Quadri parigini in Viareggio and Carrara, Italy. Medal for Merit to Culture Gloria Artis, Warsaw, Poland. Lech Kaczyński „Wielka Polska" Award shared with brother Antoni Krauze, film director. Exhibition of cutouts in Kordergarda Gallery in Warsaw, Poland.

  • 2018

    Exhibition of drawings and cutouts Drzewa (Trees) in Warsaw, Poland.

  • 2019

    Exhibition of the collection of portraits of writers commissioned by the publishing house PIW, Warsaw, Poland.

  • 2020

    Exhibition at Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland.