Alois Mikulka

* 1933

An artist, illustrator and author of a nonsensical prose. He studied at the Higher College of Applied Arts in Brno and at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. As a graduate from an Academy of Arts, he has focused, since his studies, on useful applications of his art skills as well as independent visual art production (illustration, graphics, painting and sculpting) and also literary activities. Hyperbole, parody and humour are among the typical features of Mikulka's literary work. He illustrates books that are his own as well those of other authors, and has presented his works at a number of independent and collective exhibitions. He lives in Brno.