(1935-1997) was a Czechoslovak and Slovak illustrator and painter. He started
his career in art by working on stage set and poster design. He studied at the
Brunovský became professor Hložnik's assistant in 1963 and lectured at the Academy, Department of Graphic Art and Book Illustrations, from 1966 to 1990. In 1981 he was appointed a professor, creating his own engraving school several years later. Brunovský's work often mirrored that of the modern movement, citation art.
He was also the designer of the last series of Czechoslovak bank notes and designed several postage stamps. His illustrations were primarily for children's books.
Every two years the Biennal of Illustrations Bratislava is held. During this Biennal, the BIB Secretariat prepares the BIB International Symposium, as an accompanying event devoted to the most topical issues relating to the field of children's illustrated literature. At the same time, as part of the UNESCO mission towards the "third world", the UNESCO-BIB Albín Brunovský International Workshop (as an international seminar organized under the auspices of UNESCO) is held for illustrators from the developing countries.
The workshop was first held in 1983 in cooperation with the UNESCO, the
BIB Secretariat, and Bratislava‘s Academy of Fine Arts. The workshop is named
after Albín Brunovský who,
as the founder of what is known as the
The workshops have always some special topic, are tied with a particular story, a particular book, or a motif (e.g. Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland, The Fantastic Zoology, or the Myths of the Contemporary World, Traditional Things in a Non-traditional Manner, and An International Calligraphic Dictionary).
Workshops usually last one week, the venue is usually
a Renaissance château in Moravany nad