In 1960 Kveta Pacovská began designing picture books as tactile, three-dimensional art objects. Her creativity has also found expression in free graphic art, painting and conceptual art, in which the most innovative themes of European art of our century converge: from Kandinsky to Mondrian, from the futurism of Balla and Delpero to Man Ray and the Cubists. Pacovská’s numerous drawings and paper sculptures have been exhibited in the world’s most important museums and galleries. Her books, translated into several languages, have been reviewed and published in many countries. Although she is universally known for her commitment to the plastic arts, she still maintains a special affection for children’s books. “A picture book,” says Pacovská, “is the first art gallery a child visits.”

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