Karol Ondreicka was an academic painter, graphic designer, illustrator, professor. Significant personality of Slovak graphic scene...
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(* 1944, Čachtice, – †2003, Bratislava) Academic painter, graphic artist, illustrator, lecturer. Karol Ondreička studied on the Faculty of Education in Nitra (1962–1966), and later continued his studies at the Department of Illustration and Book Production of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (1968–1974) under the guidance of Prof. Albín Brunovský. In 1984, he participated in an educational exchange programme at the Loughborough University, School of Art and Design, East Midlands, UK. Five years later, he became a senior lecturer, and in 1991 was appointed as a professor. For thirteen years, Karol Ondreička worked at the Department of Illustration and Book Production of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, and from 1989 to 1990 acted as a rector of the school. After leaving the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, he taught drawing and graphic arts on the J. A. Komenský University Faculty of Education in Bratislava, greatly contributing to the formation of the Department of Fine Arts there. Karol Ondreička was a co-founder of the G-BOD Association of graphic artists.


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Ondreička Karol

Ondreička Karol

(* 1944, Čachtice, – †2003, Bratislava)

Academic painter, graphic artist, illustrator, lecturer. Karol Ondreička studied on the Faculty of Education in Nitra (1962–1966), and later continued his studies at the Department of Illustration and Book Production of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (1968–1974) under the guidance of Prof. Albín Brunovský. In 1984, he participated in an educational exchange programme at the Loughborough University, School of Art and Design, East Midlands, UK. Five years later, he became a senior lecturer, and in 1991 was appointed as a professor. For thirteen years, Karol Ondreička worked at the Department of Illustration and Book Production of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, and from 1989 to 1990 acted as a rector of the school. After leaving the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, he taught drawing and graphic arts on the J. A. Komenský University Faculty of Education in Bratislava, greatly contributing to the formation of the Department of Fine Arts there. Karol Ondreička was a co-founder of the G-BOD Association of graphic artists.

AWARDS AND HONORS /selection/
2003: Excellent Award, International Print Biennial Beijing, CN
2002: SSPE Honorable plate, III. Triennial, Havířov, CZ
2001: Bronze Medal, International Print Biennial, Beijing, CN
2000: Silver Purchase Prize, 4th British International Graphic Miniature Exhibition and Competition, London, GB
1997: First Prize, AIE International Ex Libris Competition, Milan, IT
1996: Prijs Broedelschool, Ex libris Prize, Sint-Niklaas, BE
1994: First Prize Ex aequo, Medal, XV. International Biennial of Ex libris, Malbork, PL
1993: First Prize, International Ex libris Competition, Oss, NL
1993: Certificate of Honor by Mayor of the Town of Oss for ex libris collection, NL
1992: Ľudovít Fulla Awards for illustrations, SK
1992: Grand Prix, Ex libris Comenius, Prague, CZ  
1992 – First Prize in a banknote artistic realisation competition, Investiční banka (Investment Bank), Prague, CZ
1986 – Slovenský spisovateľ Publishing House award for his long-standing illustrative work, Bratislava, SK
1974 – Matica Slovenská Publishing House award for the bibliophile publication of a poem by Miroslav Válek, titled Domov sú ruky, na ktorých smieš plakať (Home are hands on which you can cry), Bratislava, SK