Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed author, illustrator, filmmaker, and painter. He studied painting and filmmaking at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and the Royal College of Art in London. His film work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Sís’ work includes 26 animated films and shorts, more than 60 books, poster designs, book and CD covers, stage designs, murals, and three-dimensional objects. He has illustrated books for other authors and has contributed approximately one thousand drawings to The New York Times Book Review. In his artwork he uses different techniques such as oil paints, watercolours, pen-and-ink drawing, collage, crosshatching, pointillism and stippling.
His books have been published in 30 countries and translated into 20 languages, and his pictures have been exhibited all around the world in both group and one-man shows. Among many other distinctions, he has won seven times the New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year Award and three times the Caldecott Honour.