Born 1950 / Bratislava, Slovakia



1966 -1970                  Secondary School of Applied Arts, Bratislava, Slovakia

1972 1976                  Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Printmaking and                                    Book Illustration, Prof Albín Brunovský, Bratislava, Slovakia


1980                          2nd Prize, International Biennale of Humor and Satire, Skopje,                              Yugoslavia

1981                           Honorable Mention, The Most Beautiful Book, Bratislava, Slovakia

1985                           Prize of Government Committee for Culture of Bulgaria, International                                Biennale of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria

1987                            Jean Effel Award, Havana, Cuba

1994                            FECO Award, Brussels, Belgium

1997                            Grand Prix, Biennale of Satirical Drawing, Písek, Czech Republic

1998                            Honorable Mention, The Most Beautiful Book for Children, Bratislava,                              Slovakia

2001                            Grand Prix, Museum of Cartoon, Warsaw, Poland

2003                           Ľudovít Fulla Award for illustration of children books, Bratislava,                          Slovakia


Since 1979 he has illustrated more than 20 books for children and adults for a large variety of Slovak publishers. In 1985 he was awarded an exceptional degree of “Doctor Humoris Causa” by Malostranská beseda, Prague, Czech Republic. Since 1984 solo and group exhibitions in Slovakia, France, Czech Republic, Cuba, Cyprus, Norway, Hungary, Austria, Germany. He makes prints, paintings and satirical drawings.

He lives in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Contact: polak@nextra.sk

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