Hanak was famous for his distinctive illustrations with natural themes, portraying life of plants and animals with broad watercolor strokes mixed with beautifully balanced finer brushwork on rice paper, all that in stunning compositions and colors full of life.
His amazing watercolors are a cross between chinese traditional watercolors, the minimalist japanese painting-style and the czech rich culture in illustration.


Mirko Hanak, one of best of master-illustrators from the Czech Republik. He was born in 1921 in Prague (Czech Republic). He died relatively young of leukemia in 1971.

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