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15 Mar 2015 14:00 - 00:00

Jiri Sliva at the Shenkar College

The Czech illustrator Jiří Slíva will present his work at the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art. Beside an exhibition of his prints, a master class will be held as well. Partners: Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art.

Jiří Slíva was born in 1947 in Plzen and has been a resident of Prague since 1966. After finishing his studies in economics, he worked as a sociologist for 8 years. Slíva's first published drawings appeared in 1972. Since 1979, he has been working full time in cartooning, graphic art, illustration and painting. He created 15 cartoon books, which were published in the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, France and the USA. His drawings appeared in over 150 books, numerous Czech newspapers and in international journals such as Die Zeit, Stern, New York Times, Nebelspalter, Die Welt, Los Angeles Times, Le Monde Diplomatique. Awarded at many cartoon festivals, he has had solo exhibitions in Prague, Marienbad, Bratislava, Zurich, Lugano, Lucerne, Budapest, Sofia, Warsaw, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Brussels, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rome, Antwerp, Havana, Milan, Paris, New York, Vienna, Moscow, Ottawa and Tel Aviv.

Slíva has repeatedly dealt with three thematic areas. The first of these involves renowned persons from the cultural and scientific world. Slíva's favourites include Franz Kafka, Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. Another major theme for him consists of jazz and jazz musicians, whom he has admired for years, and finally jazz clubs which he has visited around the world. The most numerous collection of his prints is dedicated to the realm of cafés, coffee and wine.

The master class will be held in English.

The Shenkar College, Yeda 8, Raman-Gan

15 Mar 2015 14:00 - 00:00


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