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Jozef Wilkon is a stuningly original and versatile illustrator who works as well lyrically as he does mythically. (read more)
Jozef Wilkon

Jozef Wilkon, Illustrator
Basn wschodnia : Postcard Illustrations by Jozef Wilkon
Poland Biuro Wydawnicze. A set of 8 postcards with bright illustrations by the talented Jozef Wilkon. 4 are shown above. FINE. Bookseller Inventory #159
Price: $ 60.00

Jozef Wilkon, Illustrator
Baumann, K. author
WALDKONZERT
Zurich. Press. 1979. First. illustrated by JOZEF WILKON. Utterly remarkable illustrations! Fine/na . Protective cover Bookseller Inventory # 051
Price: $200.00

Jozef Wilkon, Illustrator
Chotomska, Wanda, author
Siedem Ksiezycow
Warsaw RUCH 1970 1st Pictorial boards. 32 pps. Illustrated end-papers. In Polish. Slight winkle to spine. Else FINE. Rare . Bookseller Inventory # 478
Price: $215.00

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Jozef Wilkon, Illustrator
Farjeon, K, author
MARCIN SPED DZIKI
EJ JABLONI (Martin Pippin In the Apple Orchard)
Warsaw. Nasza Ksiegarnia. 1966 First Polish edition. Fine/na . Bookseller Inventory # 028
Price: $220.00

Jozef Wilkon, Illustrator
Bobinska, Helena: author
O Kroiu Stoncu
Warsaw Nasza Ksiegarnia 1971 1st 4to (8X10) Cloth backed pictorial paper boards. unpaginated. Decorated end papers. Possibly the best of all the Wilkon books. Illustrations are stunning. Rare. Lower edge cover scuffed. Book has been bent at the top. Wrinkles in evidence. Else FINE. Bookseller Inventory # 486
Price: $225.00

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Jozef Wilkon

Jozef Wilkon, Illustrator
Guggenmos, Josef, author
Lapin Hop La Hop
Paris Nord-Sud 1985 4to (8.5X11) Pictorial Boards Unpaginated. In French. Slight bump to spine bottom. Gift inscription on FEP. Else FINE /na Bookseller Inventory # 481
Price: $75.00

 

Jozef Wilkon, Illustrator
Pozegnanie Ogrodu
Krakow : Wydawnictwo Literackie 1966 16mo. oblong in wraps with pictorial paper dj. 36 pps. Last page yellow one side, white the other. First edition of this rare and brilliantly illustrated Wilkon book. (see scan this listing) One of his best. 1cm chip bottom cover. Else FINE . Bookseller Inventory # 483
Price: $225.00

wilkpn Jozef Wilkon, Illustrator
Lullaby for a newborn King
North-South Books, NY 1991 First edition. 4to -over 93/4" - 12 tall. Pictorial glossy paper covered boards, Fine in Fine in mylar. Inventory# 345 Price $35.00
 

 

Jozef Wilkon

Jozef Wilkon, Illustrator
Kraina sto piatej tajemnicy
Warsaw czytelnik 1972 12mo hardbound. Illustrated boards. 193p. 18 full page color illustrations by Wilkon on glossy paper. Many B&W as well. Extremely Rare. FINE/na . Bookseller Inventory # 400
Price: $220.00

wilkon Jozef Wilkon, Illustrator
Mischa Damjan

Atuk
North-South Books, NY 1990 First edition.Folio over 12X15 tall. Pages un-numbered. As new. Fine in Fine. In protective wrap.Inventory# 374 Price $35.00

He is winner of the Bienalle, Bologna and Brataslava awards and his works are shown in galleries internationally. Most recently he has been published in this country through North South Books in New York.

Wilkon was born in 1930 close to Cracow, where he was later studying painting at Academy of Art, and history of art at Jagiellonian University (1955). At the end of his studies he spent a year in Paris. He established himself very quickly in French and German art world.
Asked about his illustrations, he answers: "First you have to know what you are going to paint: a man or a fish or a bird or a leaf or an animal, and what it¬ looks like. Then you must know how it moves, runs, creeps, swims or flies. For many that would be the end of their art effort, but some go ahead and paint sadness and happiness, fear and courage. Only a few reach the point at which they can paint a smell and a taste of fruits or even, silence in the dream.

If you can do all these things then you must know the way to bring a story and a picture together. Everything must be done at the right place and on the right time, so the tensions in the book rises as in the theatre."

Wilkon cooperates with number of publishers in Poland and abroad. He has illustrated over 100 books for children and for adults in Poland. 55 books were published in foreign countries, 7 of which are in German by Bohem Press in Zurich. .Several of the books appearing below were acquired from the artist 35 years ago and are quite rare. Others are current. The prices reflect this range of difference.
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