Jiří Slíva

4.7.1947, Plzeň

Jiří Slíva is a Czech artist, graphic designer and illustrator. He is also the author of poems, aphorisms and song lyrics. Jiří Slíva is also a fan of The Beatles, jazz, cafes, Woody Allen and Franz Kafka. In Pilsen he graduated from the metallurgical industry, then at the University of Economics in Prague, then the economy of industry. For eight years he worked in the prognostic department of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, since 1979 he is a freelance artist. The first drawing was published by Slíva in Mladá fronta in 1972, with Jiří Šalamoun and Jiří Anderle later acquainted with graphics and other art techniques. Slíva's work has so far appeared in Die Zeit, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and a number of other magazines, in the Czech Republic at Slíva you will come across regularly in the Euro weekly. Every year, he exhibits in the Czech Republic and abroad, illustrated more than 150 books and published twelve personal books of illustrations, graphics and poems. For his graphic and cartoon humor, he won 20 festival awards in the Czech Republic and around the world. Besides drawing, he enjoys music by Jiří Slíž, while in Pilsen he played drums in the rock band Spiders, then in Prague, between 1971-1972 in the trio Petr Skoumal. Still playing guitar in the free association Grafičanka.
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