21. March - 9. May 2013
Jiří Slíva was born in 1947 in Plzen and has been a resident of Prague since 1966. After finishing studies in economics at the University of Prague, he worked as a sociologist for 8 years. Slíva's first published drawings appeared in 1972. Since 1979, he has been working full time in cartooning, graphic art, illustration and painting. He created 10 cartoon books, which were published in the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, France and the USA. His drawings 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... The author also makes colour lithographs, etchings and oil paintings.