Kestutis Kasparavicius - Fine Artist

Kestutis Kasparavicius

Vilnius - Lithuania

 
 
 

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Kestutis Kasparavicius

Vilnius - Lithuania

Kestutis Kasparavicius - Fine Artist

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Kęstutis Kasparavičius is a widely recognized author and illustrator of over 50 children’s books published all around the world. Ever since 1984, Kestutis’ books were translated into 22 different languages such as Chinese, Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Italian, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Korean, and many more.

Kestutis is famous for his short feel-good stories about various comic characters. Bears, pigs, rabbits, and turtles find themselves trapped in puzzling and though-provoking situations. Kestutis’ watercolor illustrations are extremely detailed that draws-in children’s attention. Flying rabbits and talking strawberries unleash children’s creativity and confidence development. The artwork is colorful and bright. Even the smallest children who don't know yet how to read usually find the books engaging and entertaining. The adults, on the other hand, are pleased with Kestutis' refreshing humor and trademark wit.

The latest books:
The Little Winter
The White Elephant
Rabbit Marcus the Great
Florencius the Gardener
The Missing Picture
Strawberry Day (Mysterious Stories)
The Short Stories
The Silly Stories

During his career, Kestutis has won multiple international awards such as The Baltic Sea Region Jānis Baltvilks International Prize in Children's Literature and Book Art, Riga, (2010), The Gold Sign of Lithuanian Artists Assotiation (2010), Lithuanian Children`s Literary Award (2008), The Best Lithuanian Children’s Book (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009), Diploma of Tallin Illustrations Triennial (2006), Bologna Illustrators Exhibition Award for Excellence (2003), The II Diploma Premi International Catalonia d`Illustracio, Barcelona (1994), The Illustrator of the Year by Bologna Children`s Book Fair (1993), The Golden Pen of Belgrade (1990).

Kęstutis was nominated for The Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2008 and 2010, also for The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2005 and 2006.

Kestutis Kasparavicius was born in 1954 at Aukstadvaris, Lithuania. His parents who were teachers sent him to the capital city Vilnius to study choir conducting at the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Art (1962–1972). Kestutis transitioned from music to visual arts and worked on his Bachelor's and Master’s degrees in graphic design at the Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts (1972–1981). He started as a graphic designer at a publishing house where his talent for illustrating was noticed. In 1984, Kestutis was published his first book, and the rest is history.

Kestutis has four children and a grandson. He lives in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Kestutis Kasparavicius’ books were published by a number of publishers including:
Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA, USA)
Harry N.Abrams (New York, NY, USA)
Calligram (Paris, France)
Gotmer-Becht-Aramith (Bloemendaal, The Netherlands)
Nieko Rimto (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Esslinger Verlag, (Esslingen, Germany)
Coppenrath Verlag (Munster, Germany)
Agertofts Forlag (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Papadopoulos (Athens, Greece)
Comma22 (Bologna, Italy)
OM Books (Moscow, Russia)
IDMI Verlag (Vienna, Austria)
Fondo de Cultura Economica (Mexico City, Mexico)
Livraria Martins Fontes Editora (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Editora Atica (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Thule Ediciones (Barcelona, Spain)
Yavneh (Jerusalem, Israel)
Jakkajungsin Publishing (Seoul, South Korea)
Daeyeon Publishing (Seoul, South Korea)
Grimm Press (Taipei, Taiwan)

Websites:
www.kestutiskasparavicius.com
www.facebook.com/kestutis.kaspar

Contact details:
Email: kasparart@yahoo.com
Email: kestutis@kestutiskasparavicius.com
Tel.: +370 62443211


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Illustrations from the book Short Stories by Kestutis Kasparavicius

Kestutis Kasparavicius - Little Pig

Little Pig

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Mirror

Mirror

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Two Rabbits 02

Two Rabbits 02

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Kangaroo 02

Kangaroo 02

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Kangaroo

Kangaroo

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Musicians

Musicians

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Cloud

Cloud

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - The King Axe

The King Axe

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Wood

Wood

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Master Pocketknife 02

Master Pocketknife 02

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Master Pocketknife

Master Pocketknife

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Moon02

Moon02

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Moon

Moon

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Rebellion against dictator Hammer

Rebellion against dictator Hammer

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Hammer

Hammer

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Raid

Raid

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Bagels Letters OUOC

Bagels Letters OUOC

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Flying Cat02

Flying Cat02

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Hairdryer

Hairdryer

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Domestic Wind Hairdryer

Domestic Wind Hairdryer

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Pillow

Pillow

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Goodnight

Goodnight

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - My Telly02

My Telly02

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - My Telly

My Telly

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Wrong Lantern-Darkler

Wrong Lantern-Darkler

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - My Lamp

My Lamp

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Reading

Reading

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Pelican

Pelican

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Soup in the Lake

Soup in the Lake

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Stradivarius Violin

Stradivarius Violin

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Nomad

Nomad

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - The first date

The first date

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Self-portrait with my things

Self-portrait with my things

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - The worst musician

The worst musician

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Kiss

Kiss

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Penguins

Penguins

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - While and Polar Bear

While and Polar Bear

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Giraffe

Giraffe

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Scary Story

Scary Story

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Automobile

Automobile

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Flying cat

Flying cat

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Mushrooms

Mushrooms

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Martians

Martians

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Chair Race

Chair Race

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Mysterious Guest

Mysterious Guest

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Pigs

Pigs

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Snake

Snake

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Two Rabbits

Two Rabbits

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Kestutis Kasparavicius - Hill

Hill

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