Zosė Sofija VASILENKAITĖ-VAINILAITIENĖ

Born in the Šilutė district in 1928, she lives in Vilnius. She graduated from the Lithuanian State Art Institute in 1957, where she studied textiles. She makes textiles and book illustrations, mostly for children’s books. Between 1967 and 2004 she illustrated over 20 books, and received diplomas and medals in Lithuania and the Soviet Union. Her illustrations from the 1960s demonstrate the possibility of combining folk art traditions and the influence of pop art, which are linked to the revival of art.