Caricature Artists Around the World Celebrate Václav Havel

Through the end of September, an exhibition of Havel-themed cartoons will be on display at Prague’s Malostranská beseda

Dave Park

Written by Dave Park Published on 06.09.2016 17:08:49 (updated on 06.09.2016) Reading time: 1 minute

Czech playwright, dissident, and president Václav Havel would have turned 80 years old in 2016, and a series of events this autumn throughout the Czech Republic are celebrating the beloved icon.

Among the more unique events, the Czech Union of Caricaturists has prepared a special exhibition that will present caricatures of Havel created by a wide range of artists for the project “World Draws Havel.”

Earlier this year, the Union reached out to illustrators across the globe for their own takes on the Czech president. Hundreds of caricatures from illustrators in 30 countries across the world can be viewed on the Union’s official website.

And from tomorrow through the end of September, you can see some of the artwork in person at Prague’s Malostranská beseda. A special vernissage will open the exhibition tonight, September 6.

Here are some of the Havel caricatures courtesy of Česká unie karikaturistů: 

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Ohashi Dragica / Japan
Ohashi Dragica / Japan

Martin Hron / Czech Republic
Martin Hron / Czech Republic

T.G. Jairaj / India
T.G. Jairaj / India

Boris Stanovic / Serbia
Boris Stanovic / Serbia

Riber Hanson / Sweden
Riber Hanson / Sweden

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