News ID: 151889
Published: 0222 GMT May 23, 2016

Artist, painter Adolf Born dies

Artist, painter Adolf Born dies

Renowned Czech artist Adolf Born, holder of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, died at the age of 85 on Monday, Born's daughter Erika Bornova told.

Born gained large popularity thanks to his typical figures full of humor and a grotesque approach to the world, wrote.

He was a creator of the 'Mach a Šebestová', an animated television series, as well as illustrator of over 250 books and author of very peculiar graphic prints.

He was also the author of the animated film 'Robinson Crusoe, a Sailor from York'. In theater, Born created many scenes and costumes.

For his work, he received a number of awards inside and outside the country.

In the 1960s and 1970s, he was primarily known as a cartoonist and only later he focused on illustration.

Since 1960, his works of art have been exhibited across the world. In 1974, he was named the cartoonist of the year at the exhibition 'Man and His World' in Montreal, Canada. Later, he was decorated with the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

In 2013, he gained the prize for lifelong contribution to animated film at the Czech festival Anifilm.

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