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Drahoš Zak Drahoš Zak i(A57840 works by)
Born: Established: 1956 Brno,
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Czech Republic,
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Eastern Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1980
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BiographyHistory

Zak arrived in Australia in 1980 as a political refugee. He brought considerable professional training and experience in illustration, having trained in Prague for three years as a children's book illustrator. He has also worked as a theatre designer, art restorer, and film animator. Zak's father was an internationally known architect and this influence is sometimes evident in the architectural detail in his work. Holden also suggests that Zak has been influenced by the renowned American illustrator, Maurice Sendak, and Mordillo. During the mid-1970s, Zak held exhibitions of his lithographs in Brno and of drawings in Prague.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Pied Piper of Hamelin Pymble : HarperCollins Australia , 1997 Z930318 1997 single work picture book children's fable
1998 winner APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book
short-listed Galley Club of Sydney Awards for Excellence in Publishing and Print
y separately published work icon Murgatroyd's Garden Sydney Richmond : Heinemann , 1986 Z831646 1986 single work picture book children's humour Murgatroyd hated having his hair washed so eventually his parents stopped trying. A magnificent garden grew upon his head and people came from all over the world to see it ...
1987 honour book CBCA Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
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