Julian Tuwim

Julian Tuwim, known also under the pseudonym


Julian Tuwim, known also under the pseudonym "Oldlen" as a lyricist, was a Jewish Polish poet, born in Łódź,. He was educated in Łódź and in Warsaw where he studied law and philosophy at Warsaw University. After Poland's return to independence in 1918, Tuwim co-founded the Skamander group of experimental poets with Antoni Słonimski and Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz. He was a major figure in Polish literature, admired also for his contribution to children's literature. He was a recipient of the prestigious Golden Laurel of the Polish Academy of Literature in 1935.
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