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Dusan Kallay (b.1948, Slovakia) is a painter, printmaker and illustrator. He received Master’s Degrees in painting and printmaking from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava (1972). Shortly after his graduation, his works, particularly illustrations, began to gain a wide recognition at international venues. In 1983, Dusan Kallay received Grand Prix at the acclaimed international Biennial of Illustration Bratislava for his illustration of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. In 1988, he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Prize for his lifelong achievement in illustration, and, in 2002, his design for a Slovak stamp History of Postal Law was recognized as the Most Beautiful Stamp of the World (WIPA International Exhibition Vienna, Austria). In 1990, Dusan Kallay accepted a teaching position at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava after the departure of Albin Brunovsky. Since 1994, Kallay has been Professor of Printmaking teaching printmaking and illustration. Dusan Kallay’s works have been exhibited extensively worldwide. His fine art prints are in numerous public collections, including Kunsthalle Nurnberg (Germany), National Gallery Prague (Czech Republic), Picture Book Forest Museum in Karuizava (Japan), University of Alberta in Edmonton (Canada), Museum of Art in Tucson (USA) and Kunstmuseum Frederikshavn (Denmark), among others.

Dusan Kallay's artworks in selected public collections:

>> University of Alberta Art Collection, Edmonton, Canada (Props of the Actor Dusan Hanak, 1986; Ballad of Reading Gaol/Oscar Wilde, 1980) 

>> Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava (184 artworks by Dusan Kallay, including Eden of Wild Birds, 1981; Dialogues with Dante, 1978)


The Lewis Carroll Society recognized the 2010 Slovak translation of Alice in Wonderland with illustrations by artist Dusan Kallay the world's best.


Dusan Kallay's edition of Alice in Wonderland on display at the Alice in a World of Wonderlands exhibition at the Grolier Club in New York in the fall of 2015. In this landmark exhibition of Alice in translation around the world, this book won the Grand Prize for the excellence of all its aspects. Photograph by Alan Tannenbaum.

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