Illustration from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. 1995 Polish edition
Author: Jacek Skrzydlewski
What graceful animals!
Categories: Art Gallery , Original Book Illustrations , Animals , Seal , Children's Classics , The Jungle Book , Main Page
|Technique||Tempera on cardboard|
|Date||Dec 31, 1994|
|Certified by||Certified by Tomasz Michalowski, President of the board of Siedmiorog — the Polish publishing house that released a book with this illustration.|
|Dimensions||13.35 x 10.20 Inch|
Jacek Skrzydlewski was born on January 4, 1956, in Poznan, Poland. After studying drawing at the School of Fine Arts in Warsaw, he became an illustrator of well-known cartoons and youth books. In the late 1970s he collaborated with comic book magazines and signed several albums with the most famous comic book scriptwriters. At the same time, he produced illustrations and book covers for magazines and prestigious children publishing houses in Poland and Germany. His works were displayed in several exhibitions, including the Lira Club in Warsaw, Poland (1986); the International Drawing Festival in Sierre, Switzerland (1988); the MPK Ochota Gallery in Warsaw, Poland (1989); the Castro Rauxel Gallery, Germany (1989). The 90s marked a real turning point in the life of the artist. After years living in apartment buildings — first in Poznan, then in Warsaw — and just before turning 40, he moves to the wildest area of Poland, close to the Russian border (Kaliningrad). There, lost in the woods, he now lives with his wife in an isolated house from where he continues his work as a children's book illustrator, cartoonist and scriptwriter.
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