(* 1959) Ivan Kováčik, born in Topoľčany, Slovakia, is one of the popular Slovak graphic artists. Since 1989, his work has won several international awards (Japan, China, Israel, Turkey, France, Italy and others) in cartoon humor and cartoon competitions. Ivan Kováčik has had a number of collective and solo exhibitions. A turning point in his professional life was a meeting and collaboration with the late artist Dušan Polakovič. It was under his leadership that Ivan Kováčik began to devote himself to lithography and engraving. He has been systematically involved in graphics, illustration and caricature since 1993.
The recognizable handwriting based on the playful depiction of the reality moves the audience to unfamiliar areas. Ivan Kováčik brings to life our memories of childhood, the already forgotten world of fantasy. His work includes free graphics, ex libris, illustrations with an emphasis on children's books and characteristic maps.