Jiří Votruba

This painter, illustrator and animator graduated from the Construction Faculty of the Technical University in Prague. He soon began living the artistic way of life and became one of the best-known cartoonists, showing unmistakable style. On the one hand he works on paintings and is interested in themes such as the world of pop culture and fashion or flowers, and on the other hand he works with graphic art, comics and illustrations for children. He is the holder of many prestigious awards: Teachers Association Prize, IBBY Czech Republic, Golden Ribbon for Illustration and the Albatros Annual Prize. He presents his works all over the world, having spent a time in Japan, where, among other things, he created the visualization of the largest festival of classical music.