Stasys EIDRIGEVIČIUS

A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR

In my works there is no sharp line between what is intended for children and what for adults. Pictures in children’s books are viewed by mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, but also by critics, historians and students…My goal is to interest them all, not to leave any of them indifferent.

Born: July 24, 1949, Mediniskiai village, Lithuania.

1968 – 1973 Studies at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania.

Since 1980 he has lived in Warsaw, Poland.

CONTACTS

Warsaw, Poland

E-mail: info@eidrigevicius.com

www.eidrigevicius.com

FIELDS OF ACTIVITY

Stasys Eidrigevičius (Stasys) works across a stunning range of genres and media: painting, photography, book plate, poster, book illustration, performance, object, film and theatre. He has created his own genre of the mask and the smutki (‘sorrows’). Jacques Debs made the film “Bouzkachi: the Song of the Steppes”, in which Stasys played the role of the artist himself.

EXHIBITIONS

The artist has held over 100 solo exhibitions all over the world. He has illustrated over 40 books, mostly for children. Stasys Eidrigevičius has illustrated numerous books by all the best loved Lithuanian authors writing for children, as well as the most beautiful Lithuanian and foreign fairy tales, making his name synonymous with the world of fantasy, mystery and miracle. In 1984, the internationally celebrated children’s book illustrator Stasys Eidrigevičius was included in a Japanese encyclopedia of the best children’s book illustrators in the world.

"Illustrarium: Contemporary Lithuanian Children’s Book Illustration", Bologna children's book fair, Italy, 2011.

Travelling exhibition "Contemporary Lithuanian Children’s Book Illustration", Italy, USA, Belgium, Luxembourg, 2013.

SELECTED AWARDS

1973 Medal of Honour at the 6th International Modern Book Plate Biennial in Malbork, Poland;

1979 Gold Plaque for children’s book illustrations at the Brno Book Art Biennial, Czechoslovakia; Honorary Mention at the Exhibition of Small Graphic Works in Lodz, Poland;

1980 Gold Medal at the International Malbork Book Plate Biennial, Poland;

1981 Gold Medal at the Bratislava Children’s Book Illustration Biennial (BIB’81), Slovak Republic;

1986 Grand Prix for book illustrations in Barcelona, Spain;

1989 Grand Prix at the International Poster Biennial in Lahti, Finland;

1990 3rd Prize at the International Poster Biennial in Warsaw, Poland;

1991 Golden Apple Prize at the Bratislava Children’s Book Illustration Biennial (BIB’91), Slovak Republic;

1993 Gold Medal, New York, USA;

1994 Gold Medal, Toyama, Japan;

1999 1st Prize at the Polish Poster Biennial, Katowice, Poland;

2000 4th Class Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas;

2001 Lithuanian National Award for Culture and Arts.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Le garçon au coeur plein d’amour (The boy with a heart full of love), François David, Querqueville: Møtus, 2010.

Laumių pasakos (Tales of Fairies): [Lithuanian folk tales], compiled by Rita Repšienė, Vilnius: Sapnų sala, 2008.

Jei nutrauksim sliekui koją: labiau linksma negu liūdna, veikiau pasaka negu apysaka (If We Tear an Earthworm’s Leg: funny rather than sad, more of a fairy-tale rather than a story), Kazys Saja, 2nd edition, Vilnius: Vaga, 2006.

Gyveno kartą senelis ir senelė (Once Upon a Time There Lived a Grandfather and a Grandmother): [plays triptych], Kostas Ostrauskas, Chicago: Algimantas Mackus Book Publishing Fund, 2000.

Z powrotem, czyli Fatalne skutki niewłaściwych lektur (Back, or Fatal Effect of Reading the Wrong Things): [story], Zbigniew Batko, Łódź: Wydawnictwo Łódzkie, 1993.

The Hungry One: [poem], Kurt Baumann, New York: North-South Books, 1993.

Little pig: [fairy-tale], Akumal Ramachander, London: Viking Penguin, 1992.

Le Chat botté (Puss in Boots): [fairy-tale], Charles Perrault, Paris: Nord-Sud, 1990.

Mano draugas pelėdžiukas (My Friend the Little Owl): [fairy-tales], Chosė Muriljas, Vilnius: Vyturys, 1986.

Aukso puodas ir kitos istorijos (The Golden Pot and other Tales): [fairy-tales], Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffman, Vilnius: Vyturys, 1985.

Devyni broliai ir jų sesuo Elenytė (Nine Brothers and their Sister Helen): [Lithuanian folk tale], Vilnius: Vyturys, 1985.

Czarna jama (The Black Hole): [poems], Joanna Papuzińska, Bydgoszcz: Arka, 1984.

Ja (I): [poems], Joanna Papuzińska, Studzianki: Arka, 1984.

Kelionė į Tandadriką: (A Journey to Tandadrika): [story- fairy-tale], Vytautė Žilinskaitė, Vilnius: Vaga, 1984.

The Snow Queen: [fairy-tale], Hans Christian Andersen, Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 1984.

Dainos dienoraštis (The Song Diary): [poem], Eduardas Mieželaitis, Vilnius: Vaga, 1983.

Trijų brolių svirnelis (Three Brothers’ Granary): [fairy-tales], Anzelmas Matutis, Vilnius: Vaga, 1982.

Gaidžio kalnas (Cock Mountain): [short stories], Vytautė Žilinskaitė, Vilnius: Vaga, 1981.

Miško pasaka: mažiems ir dideliems (A Tale of the Forest: for the Small and Big Ones): [poems], Eduardas Mieželaitis, Vilnius: Vaga, 1981.

Čyru vyru: [poems], Eduardas Mieželaitis, Vilnius: Vaga, 1980.

Danuko Dunduliuko nuotykiai (The Adventures of Danukas Dunduliukas): [short stories], Vytautas Misevičius, Vilnius: Vaga, 1979.

Ledinė fėja (The Ice Fairy): [selected stories], Vytautė Žilinskaitė, Vilnius: Vaga, 1979.

Už nevarstomų durų : labiau linksma, negu liūdna, veikiau pasaka, negu apysaka (Behind the Fixed Door: funny rather than sad, more of a fairy-tale rather than a story), Kazys Saja, Vilnius: Vaga, 1978.

Robotas ir peteliškė (The Robot and the Moth): [short stories, fairy-tales]: Vytautė Žilinskaitė, Vilnius: Vaga, 1978, 2nd edition. 1985.