Adolf Born

Czech painter (1930-2016)

Adolf Born (12 June 1930 – 22 May 2016) was a Czech painter, illustrator, caricaturist, animator and film-maker. He was known as a children's illustrator for most of his career.[1] Born was a finalist for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2008. The asteroid 17806 Adolfborn is named after him.

Adolf Born
Adolf Born - Book World Fair 2010 Prague.jpg
Born12 June 1930
Died22 May 2016(2016-05-22) (aged 85)
Occupationpainter, illustrator, caricaturist, film-maker
Awards17806 Adolfborn
Medal of Merit (Czech Republic)

Born died on 22 May 2016 in Prague at the age of 85.[2]


  1. "2008". Hans Christian Andersen Awards. International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). With contemporary material including the 31 March 2008 press release. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  2. "Zemřel výtvarník Adolf Born, kreslil Macha a Šebestovou". 22 May 2016.

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