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Peter Sís (1949-)


Artist, animator, illustrator, stage designer, and writer. Worked as a disc jockey while in art school. Teacher of art classes at schools in Los Angeles, CA, and New York, NY. Exhibitions: Group shows include Interama, Berlin, Germany, 1975; Best of British Illustrators, London, England, 1979; Magical Mystery Tour, Los Angeles, CA, 1982; Expo Art and Metropole, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1984; Bienalle of Illustrations, Japan, 1985; University of Oregon School of Art, Portland, OR, 1986; International Gallery, San Diego, CA, 1986; Henry Feiwel Gallery, New York, 1990-91; Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Holland, 1992; Santa Monica Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, CA, 1992-93; New York Public Library, New York, 1994; Gallery MB ART, Stuttgart, Germany, 1995; Storyopolis, Los Angeles, 1996; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA, 1996-97; Salon du Livre de Jeunesse, Montreuil-Paris, France, 1997-98; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, 1998; International Youth Library, Blutenburg Castle, Munich, Germany, 1998; Okresni Muzeum a Galerie, Jicin, Czech Republic, 1998; Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL, 1998; Bohemian Gallery, Astoria-Queens, New York, 1998; "Le immagini della fantasia," Sarmede, Italy, 1998-99; Salon du Livre de Jeunesse, Montreuil-Paris, 1998-99; Tibet House, New York, 1998-99. One-man shows at Gallery Klostermauer, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 1975; Gallery Ploem, Delft, Netherlands, 1977; Gallery Martinska, 1977, and Gallery Rubin, 1979, both in Prague, Czechoslovakia; Gallery Vista Nova, Zurich, Switzerland, 1980; Gallery Medici, London, 1980; Ohio University School of Art, Athens, OH, 1990; Gallery Zeta, Olten, Switzerland, 1990; New York Public Library, New York, 1992; James Cummins Gallery, New York, 1994; Gallery Paseka, Prague, 1995; International Youth Library, Blutenburg Castle, Munich, 1995; Swiss Children's Book Institute and Johanna Spyri Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland, 1995-96; Books & Co., New York, 1996; Salon du Livre de Jeunesse, Montreuil-Paris, 1996-97; Prague Castle-Riding School, Prague, 1997-98; Embassy of the Czech Republic in collaboration with Smithsonian Associates, Washington, D.C., 1999. Military service: Czechoslovak Army, graphic designer with army's symphony orchestra, 1975-76.

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