Mirko Hanák
● Genre : Art / Illustration
● 2008-07-06

Mirko Hanák (1921-1971) - A painter, graphic artist, illustrator, creator of posters and stamps in Czechoslovakia. His favourite topic was nature - forest, fields, meadows and their natural inhabitants. All his illustrations are very poetic, showing fragile and inconspicuous beauty of our vulnerable world.

Hanak mainly used the technique of squarelle and brush drawing and developed them into very lyrical melted creations resembling traditional Chinese brush paintings. He illustrated many books for children and also a number of books for adults. He achieved recognition abroad by illustrating the books of Czech writers translated into many foreign languages.




Selected Illustrations
Dobrodružné lovy @1955
{ Adventure Hunting }
Written by Vitalij Bianki
Medvedík vo vlaku @1964
{ Bear On Train }

Written by Nora Argunovová
THE CALL OF THE WILD AND WHITE FANG @1967
Written by Jack London
ANIMAL TALES @1970
Written by Hana Doskocilova
Adapted By William H. Armstrong
Ptačí příběhy @1983
{ Bird Stories }

Written by Jaromír Tomeček