A last look at Jiri Tibor Novak Unmasked

Bidding reserve: Highest Bid so far:- $125

The Jovian Jiri Tibor Novak






This is the mask that Jiri made




Title of mask

Title: The Illustrated Man

This is what the mask looked like before Jiri decorated it.



About Jiří Tibor Novak

 Jiri is a Czech -born Australian artist, illustrator, and writer. He arrived in Australia in 1970 from what was then Czechoslovakia after the Soviet invasion. He has become a respected artist, teacher and community worker. He is also a children’s book illustrator. Tibor is well known for his quirky and engaging artworks which often pose more questions than they answer.

Jiri and I wrote a book together called The Bad Dad.

These are some of the awards he has won:

Unesco / Noma Concours, Fish and Bird, with Nan Mc Nab, commended, 1982

Biennale of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB), Fish and Bird, with Nan Mc Nab 1983

Biennale of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB), Christopher, 1989

Inaugural International Illustrators Exhibition, Tokyo, guest speaker, One Big Yo To Go, 1985

Biennale of Illustrations, Seoul, The Hobyars, Jacaranda Wiley, 1987

Premi Catalonia d’il-lustracio, The Bear with Bad Eyes, 1988

Bologna Children’s Book Fair exhibitions

Religious Book of the Year, Inigo, with Michael Hansen, 1991

Australia Post Bookabout, Best seller 7-9 year-olds (1995); Best overall seller (1996), Crocoroos and Kangadiles, with Nan Mc Nab

Galley Club Award for Best Produced Children’s Book in its category, Crocoroos and Kangadiles, with Nan Mc Nab.

Wilderness, first price for illustrations in Blotsville by Mary Steele, 2003

Excellence Award, Geelong Advertiser, for artist in residence program, Lara Primary School, 1995



For more about ...

Jiri Tibor Novak

you can find his website by following this link


And here he is answering 20 questions


you can also see his fine art here



Other work



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