* 1964 Prag
Renáta Fučíková is a prominent Czech illustrator and author of illustrated children books. She was born in 1964 in Prague, studied 1982-1988 at the UMPRUM (College of Fine and Applied Arts) andapplied graphic illustration and graduated at illustration and applied graphics at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague. She cooperates with numerous Czech as well as foreign publishing houses, children magazines, she designs post stamps and regularly runs exhibitions in the Czech Republic and abroad. Her longtime cooperation with the writer Alena Ježková resulted in a range of excellent books that tell the children life stories of significant historical personalities (e.g. Stories of Czech Princes and Kings, Charles IV, Johan Amos Comenius, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk), Czech and Moravian fables or Prague legends. Her qualities have been approved by many awards, e. g. nine Golden Ribbons for illustrations of Grimm Brothers fairy tales (1994), Oscar Wilde fairy tales (1995), etc*. Renáta Fučíková has been put on IBBY’s (The International Board on Books for Young People by UNESCO) Honour List for illustrations of Old Testament Tales (1998). Renáta Fučíková often participates at public readings, debates on Czech history or the importance of reading and drawing. She often works with children, who can during her workshops learn about Czech and world history in entertaining and creative way.
*Gold Ribbon for Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1994), Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde (1995), Stories from the Old Testament (1996), European Fairy Tales (2004), and Charles IV (2005). Second Prize in the Most Beautiful Czech Books competition (1997) for Stories from the New Testament, First Prize at the Biennial of Illustrations (Teheran, 1999) for Stories from the Old Testament. In 1998 she was awarded the Certificate of Honour for Illustrations (IBBY – International Board on Books for Young People). She has also designed postage stamps, for example to commemorate the anniversaries of great Czech composers. Ms. Fučíková lives in Prague and exhibits around the world.