Monday, August 24, 2009

Mirko Hanák

Mirko Hanák (June 26, 1921 - November 4, 1971) was a Czech painter, graphic designer and illustrator, who was famous for his particularly distinctive illustrations and lithographs with natural themes. He died relatively young of leukemia. His fine illustrations portray a loose style, belying the amazing technical expertise of a great draftsman. Apparently using watercolor on rice paper, coming in with exquisite detail with finer brushes.

Ondrej Kovacik's flickr page of Hanák's Bambi illustrations
More images on Matou en Peluche
Some scans on a Japanese site