The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to the exhibition opening Art of Květa Pacovská, featuring original posters and graphics by the Czech illustrator and winner of the international Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration (1992) in recognition of her lasting contribution to children’s literature. During the opening, artist Květa Pacovská will talk about her work and years as an illustrator.
May 25, 2017, at 6 pm
Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
RSVP by May 24 to https://artofkp.eventbrite.com
Květa Pacovská (1928) graduated from the Prague School of Applied Arts, where she studied Czech modernism and was introduced to the European avant-garde. Her work merges the aesthetic traditions of children’s book illustrators with influences from modern artists, such as: Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Joan Miró. She draws, paints, and creates collages in which she experiments with the links between image and text. In addition to illustrating nearly sixty books, Pacovská has held numerous one-woman shows and regularly takes part in international art exhibitions. She received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for children’s book illustration in 1992. (Edited bio courtesy of Minedition.com)
This event is part of the European Month of Culture (EUMC). Now in its fifth year, EUMC is a month-long festival of innovative and creative events for the American public highlighting the diverse cultures of all 28 European Union Member countries. Enjoy film, dance, music, theatre, exhibits, language classes, workshops and more in great venues throughout Washington DC. Most events are free! To see all EUMC events, click here.