The Ladislav Sutnar Prize is awarded to Czech and international artists for outstanding performance in the field of fine arts, especially applied arts and design in connection with their pedagogical work. It can also be awarded to institutions for their contribution to the world of fine arts and design. With this annual prize the Faculty of Art and Design shows appreciation to outstanding Czech and international artists, pedagogues and institutions and at the same time honors the life and work of the internationally renowned Czech-American designer and artist Ladislav Sutnar whose inspiring legacy our school follows.
The jury – the Arts council of the Faculty of Art and Design of the University of West Bohemia – has selected the award-winning artists among 9 nominations it obtained following the call for nominations in summer 2013. It was not an easy decision because of the quality of all the candidates. The jury decided to award five prizes this year namely four prizes to individual artists and one to an institution.
The 2013 Ladislav Sutnar Prize laureates are:
prof. akad. mal. Jiří Šalamoun
for lifetime contribution in the field of illustration, graphics, graphic design, poster design, for reinstatement of the Studio of Illustration and Graphics at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and for his long-standing pedagogical activities
prof. akad. mal. Karel Míšek, Ph.D.
for lifetime contribution in the field of graphic design, for establishment of the Studio of Graphic Design at the Faculty of Art and Design of the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem and for his long-standing pedagogical activities
prof. emer. Gyula Ernyey
for lifetime contribution in the field of design as the CEO at the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest, for his work as a consultant of Rubik Studio, for directing the Institute of Humanities at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, for his theoretical work published in many languages and for his long-standing pedagogical activities
prof. Markus Dreβen
for his contribution in the field of graphic design, his pedagogical work at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig and for his publishing activities
Cooper – Hewitt National Design Museum
for its contribution to the world design, for promotion of Ladislav Sutnar´s legacy and care for his work
The awarding ceremony will take place on 12 November 2013 at 2 p.m. in the ceremonial hall of the Pilsen City Hall and the award-winning artists will receive their prize from the hands of Radoslav L. Sutnar.