JanoschJanosch is one of the most important children’s book authors and illustrators of the 20th century. None German author and illustrator characterized children and today’s adults than Janosch with his stories like „the trip to Panama“ or “a letter for tiger”. Beside his activity as an author, Janosch acts primarily as a free lance artist. His drawings, illustrations and figures were distinguished not only by highly endowed literary prizes, but also with various cultural prices, art awards and film awards. The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany has lent to Janosch in 1993 for his engagement of generation-crossing association.

The artistic claim in the illustrations of Janosch developed until now. His unmistakeable style is recognizable in prints and original paintings. His works are full of humorous details which include also criticism of the society and the church as subject. His colours support quite a lot of the topics and have strong symbolic character all around the title. Nevertheless, the most important element is the language. Quotations, sayings and conversations are integrated into the composition of the image, as a part of the whole. Also in the middle of the space, as a sign or speech bubble the linguistic elements are important stylistic elements in Janosch’s oeuvre.


Janosch, Copyright Art28 GmbH & Co. KG

Janosch, Copyright Art28 GmbH & Co. KG


Postage stamps on 01st of march of the German Post
Exhibition at the Art Academy Heimbach
Siebenbürgischen Museum Gundelsheim
Galerie Kersten, Brunnthal Casaretto Art, Verden

Karikaturenmuseum Krems Kornwestheim 2011/2012 städtischen Galerie im Kleihuesbau

80th birthday of the artist
Theatermuseum Hannover vom 17.04. bis zum  26.06.2011
Ludwig Galerie Oberhausen vom 26. September 2010 bis zum 09. Januar 2011

Kunstraum der Stadt Hilden
Günter Grass Hauss Lübeck
Stadtmuseum Iserlohn
Ludwigmuseum Koblenz

Galerie Augustin, Wien
Galerie Stoetzel-Tiedt, Goslar
Galerie F.X.Müller, Erfurt
Galerie Palz, Saarlouis
Galerie Springmann, Freiburg

Autobiography „Tagebuch eines frommen Ketzers

Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Andreas-Gryphius-Award for his novels.

1985 and 1989
Production of his biography for TV Janoschs Traumstunde.

He invented the famous characters Tigerente/tiger-duck and the Bär/bear. With more than 150 books, illustrations and movies Janosch become famous all over Germany and at least Europe. His works are available in more than 30 languages.

Deutscher Jugendbuchpreis Bilderbuch for Oh, wie schön ist Panama)

First novel Cholonek oder Der liebe Gott aus Lehm.

Release of the first children´s book Die Geschichte von Valek dem Pferd.

1956 He began with his writing activity in the feuilleton. A friend recomend him to create his own figures for children´s books. His publisher started to name him „Janosch“.

After a periode in Paris, Janosch moved 1953  to Munich, where he visited the academy of fine arts and studied by professor Ernst Geitlinger. He quit his study after a few semester.

born in Hindenburg, Oberschlesien aa Horst Eckert, lives and works today on the Island Teneriffa, Spain.

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