Born in 1942. Director, scriptwriter, designer, animator and producer of animated films,
graphic and painting artist. From 1961 to 1967, Jerzy Kucia studied painting, graphic arts and animated film at the Academy of Fine arts in Kraków. After graduation his artistic activities concentrated on printmaking and painting. He participated in over 150 exhibitions and received many awards.
Jerzy Kucia’s debut was the animated film Return in 1972.
Professor Jerzy Kucia teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. At the Academy, he has been the head of the Animated Film Studio since 1980. He has been invited to lecture in Vancouver, London, Munster, Lubljana, Bombay, Lisbon etc... Since 1996 he has been running the annual International Krakow Animated Film Workshops organized for young artists from all over the world.