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Name: Sliva Jiri

Biography

He was born in 1947 in Pilsen, resident of Prague since 1966. After completing his studies in Economics at the University of Prague, he worked for eight years as a sociologist. His first published drawings appeared in 1972. Since 1979, he is fully devoted to cartooning, graphic art, illustration and painting. He has produced ten cartoon books, published in the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, France and the USA. His drawings have appeared in over 150 books, numerous Czech newspapers and in international journals such as Die Zeit, Stern, New York Times, Nebelspalter, Die Welt, Los Angeles Times,… He also makes colour litographs, etchings and oil paintings. He has received a number of awards and prizes at cartoon festivals: First prize at: Knokke Heist, Belgium (1981), Bordighera, Italy (1985), Legnica Poland (1992), Eindhoven Holland (1998), Belgrade (2008); Second prize at: Gabrovo, Bulgaria (1981), Skopje, Yugoslavia (1981), Tolentino, Italy (1981), Bordighera, Italy (1984), Surgut, Russia (2007); Special prizes at: Ankara, Berlin, Havana, Montreal, Siena, Beringen, Teheran, Torino...
He has held one-man shows since 1980: Prague, Brno, Marienbad, Karlsbad, Ostende, Zürich, Lucerne, Budapest, Sofia, Paris, Berlin, Havana, Heidelberg, Warsaw, Lokeren, Mannheim, Rome, Hamburg, Salzburg, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Moscow, Vienna, Milan, Utrecht, New York, Ottawa, Tel Aviv.