The Maestro that conducts with a pencil
Children’s book illustrations by Kęstutis Kasparavičius
The Art and History Library of San Giorgio in Poggiale will house the opening of the exhibition dedicated to the most famous Lithuanian illustrator of children’s books, Kęstutis Kasparavičius. A retrospective meant to celebrate his 30-year career. Mostly appreciated for the accuracy and limpidity of his watercolours, Kasparavičius has illustrated more than 55 books for various International and Lithuanian publishing houses . He is also the author of 15 books that have been translated in 26 languages. Kasparavičius is the most beloved children’s book author in Lithuania, but he is also widely known and appreciated in the rest of the world, especially in Bologna, where he took part in many editions of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Here, he was awarded the prestigious UNICEF title of “Illustrator of the Year” (1994), he received the “Award for Excellence” (2003) and his drawings have been selected 13 times to be included in the Illustrators’ Exhibition. Thus, it would be difficult to think of a better context than Bologna during the days of the Children’s Book Fair to celebrate the illustrator’s career.
On the 6th of April you are invited to meet Kęstutis Kasparavičius, the Maestro that conducts with a pencil!.
Promoters: Lithuanian Culture Institute, Fondazione Carisbo and Genus Bononiae.
Partner: Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
Curator: Jolita Liškevičienė.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00-13:00
San Giorgio in Poggiale
via Nazario Sauro 20/2, Bologna
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