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Petr Sís (CZE/USA)

Illustrator, artist and writer

„My dream would be to create a simple book by the end of my life that would have an impact on children all over the world without me worrying about selling it.“


His characters and animals are known to several generations of children. An artist with a rock and adventure spirit was one of the first DJs in Czechoslovakia in the 1960s. He currently lives in New York and is an internationally renowned author of children's books. Peter Sís has created a lot of art projects, illustrations, animated films, and has won several awards for his long-term work. In the field of children's literature, he was awarded the most significant one of all – the Hans Christian Andersen Prize.

  Peter is the son of director Vladimír Sís, so he grew up in an artistic environment. In his young years he played in a band, and since the 1960s was more than favorable for music lovers, More…

Meet Petr Sís (CZE/USA)

Animated movie Heads,1979
Petr Sís in interview for Czech Center NY