Příběhy, na které svítilo slunce by Eduard Petiška / Illustrated by Karel Teissig / SNDK, 1967 / 26.5 x 21 cm / 246 pages
   Translates roughly as 'Stories, on which the sun shines'

A painter, graphic designer and illustrator, Karel Teissig studied at a Prague grammar school, then the Manes Artists' Association School of Painting from 1943 to 1945, the Academy of Visual Arts in Prague from 1945 to 1950, and the Academy des Beaux Arts in Brussels in 1949 with a scholarship from the Belgian government, and tutored a painting course at the USA embassy in Prague from 1967 to 1969. Karel Teissig had a great influence on Czech film poster design. He was one of the pioneers of collage in poster art. His name is also closely associated with book illustration. Teissig's illustrations are more than mere graphic complements to texts. Although inspired by the stories, they represent a special world that is intrinsic to the whole of Teissig's artistic production. In addition to book illustrations, book covers and posters, he also painted, usually depicting human faces. In equal fashion, his landscapes could not do without people. Even the sea in his paintings mirrors human fate, sorrow or joy. Teissig's works were displayed at a number of exhibitions worldwide and the artist was given prestigious prizes and awards.