January 23, 1961|
|Field||painting, illustrating, children's books|
|Works||Painting, sculpture, children's books illustrations|
2009 for 100 + 1 uganka
Svjetlan Junaković (born 23 January 1961) is a Croatian painter, sculptor and illustrator, known for his children's books illustrations. He has received numerous international awards for his illustrations and participated in exhibitions throughout Europe.
Junaković was born in Zagreb in 1961. He graduated from the Brera Academy in Milan in 1985 where he specialized in sculpture. He works as a painter, sculptor, illustrator and graphic designer and is also a lecturer in illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and the International School in Sarmede in Italy.
Junaković has won many international prizes. In 2001 he won prizes at the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava for Mit Pauken und Trompeten (With Bass Drums and Trumpets) and Roter Frosch, grüner Flamingo (Red Frog, Greener Flamingo). In 2008 he was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award by the Croatian IBBY section. In 2009 he won the Levstik Award for his illustrations in 100 + 1 uganka (100 + 1 Riddles).
Selected Illustrated Works
- Roter Frosch, grüner Flamingo (Red Frog, Greener Flamingo), 1999
- Zirkus! Zirkus! (Circus! Circus!), 2002
- Kroko Kanal (Croc Canal), 2003
- Moj put (My Journey), 2007
- Velika knjiga portreta (The Great Portrait Book), 2007
- 100 + 1 uganka (100 + 1 Riddles), 2008
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