1948, Bratislava – painter, graphic artist, illustrator
In 1996-1972 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, Department of free graphic art and book illustration, prof. Vincent Hloznik, last semester prof. Albin Brunosky and the Department of figural composition and landscape painting, prog. J. Zelibsky. Since 1990 he has worked at the Academy of Fine Arts – starting from 1992 as professor and Head of Department of free graphic art and book illustration. He has illutrated over 90 books. His work gained the most important national and international awards. A total of 46 prizes and 14 diplomas, including Grand Prix at the Biennial of Illustrations in Bratislava (1983), Hans Christina Andersen Award awarded by the IBBY at UNESCO (1988), the most beautiful stamp in the world (WIPA exhibition 2002) and other. Several times he won the competition of the most beautiful book of the year in Czechoslovakia and Slovakia. He devotes to free graphics, book illustration, painting, exlibris, stamp graphic, partly animated film, and he also created several posters. In 2004 his monography was published by Ivan Jancak, Fedor Kriska: Dusan Kallay, Magical World. He organized more than 150 exhibitions at home and abroad.
Dusan Kallay belongs to popular and sought-after illustrator of foreign publishing houses, such as Ravensburger Verlag, Grimmpress Verlag, Albatros, Shinchosha Company, Fukuinkan Shoten. His book illustrations are classified among the most advanced demonstrations of the postwar development of Slovak and World book culture.
2006 Solo exhibition, Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
The most important awards:
2011 – Grand Prix de l´art philatelique, Brussel, Belgium
2009 – Grand Prix at the exhibition WIPA 2009, Vienna, Austria
2008 – Grand Prix at the Drugi hrvatski biennale ilustracije, Zagreb, Croatia
2002 – Grand Prix at the exhibition WIPA 2002, Vienna, Austria
1999 – Grand Prix at the Zlatno pero Beograda, Beograd, Serbia
1995 – Österreichische Kinder Und Jugendliteratur, Klagenfurt, Austria
1992 – UNICEF Award, Bologna Book Fair, Italy
1988 – Hans Christian Andersen Award, Oslo, Norway
1986 – Bilderbuchpreis der Stadt Troisdorf, Germany
1983 – Grand Prix BIB Bratislava
1981 – Isola Sentinella Prix, Triennale Europea del Incisione, Grado, Italy