Born 1952 / Teplic, Czech Republic



1967 – 1971    Secondary School of Applied Arts, Prague, Czech Republic

1973 – 1979    College of Applied Arts, Department of Printmaking and Illustration, Studio Prof Z. Sklenář and J. Mikula, Prague, Czech Republic


Member, Union of Czech Visual Artists

Member, Hollar – Association of Czech Printmakers, Prague, Czech Republic

Since 1982                  he is a holder of more than 30 awards in Czech Republic and abroad for                             printmaking and ex libris.

Awards (selected)

1982               Interexlibris, Frederikshavn, Denmark

1985               Small Graphic Forms, Lodž, Poland

1986               1st Prize, Dürer in Ex libris, Nürnberg, Germany

1986, 1987      Honorary Award, 2nd, 3rd International Exhibition of Miniprints, Toronto, Canada

1988                Honorary Award, 2nd International Triennial of Mezzotint, Sopoty, Poland

1991               Award of the City of Sint-Niklaas, International Biennial of Ex libris, Belgium

1996                Honorable Mention and 2nd Award, the Best Collection of Ex libris, 16th Biennial of Ex libris, Malbork, Poland

2005               Grand Prix, 11th International Graphic Competition for Ex libris Gliwice, 2005

2005                Grand Prix, 11th Triennial of Czech Ex libris

2009                3rd Prize, 27th Biennial, Malbork, Poland

2011                2nd Prize, 28th Biennial, Malbork, Poland

2013                1st Prize, 29th International Biennial of Modern Ex libris, Malbork, Poland

Since 1986 more than 120 solo exhibitions and more than 140 group exhibitions in Czech Republic, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Italy, USA, France, the Netherlands, UK, Japan, China. His artworks are in public and in various private collections worldwide. He makes prints, paintings, ex libris and drawing.

He lives in Poděbrady, Czech Republic.

Contact: brazda.jiri@centrum.cz

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