Lidia Rozmus (born March 28, 1949, Międzylesie, Poland), Polish and American graphic designer, teacher, art historian, haiga and sumi-e artist, and haiku poet. She received a master’s degree in art history from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, and later studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author and designer of more than a dozen books of and about haiku and haiga in English, Polish, and Japanese, typically published in fine-press editions. Her sumi-e and haiga have been exhibited in America, Japan, Italy, Australia, and Poland, and she teaches, lectures, and demonstrates her art in independent galleries, in schools, and at haiku conferences around the world. Rozmus was co-organizer of two haiku conferences in Kraków as well as Haiku North America 1999—Evanston, Ill. She served as art editor for Mayfly from 2000 to 2021 and for Modern Haiku from 2002 to the present. In 2019 she received the Japan-America Society of Chicago’s Cultural Achievement Award. Rozmus lived in the Chicago, Ill., area from 1980 and relocated to Kraków, Poland, in 2021.
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