Midas, 1964, akvarelové tužky, papír, 332 x 250 mm/Midas, 1964, watercolour pencil on paper, 332 x 250 mm



“These illustrations by Sklenář marked the advent of the sixties, illuminating for everyone, in the year 1964, the infinite journey through the great world stories, Greek as well as Chinese; they lit them up in a wonderful and unforgettable way and have continued to do so until today, as if the painter playing with colours and lines wished to express, in his distinctive manner, what his beloved Old Master had hinted to him – that going the farthest means coming back!”


OLDŘICH KRÁL, June 22, 2017


This year’s publication of the book Staré řecké báje a pověsti (Ancient Greek Myths and Legends) by Argo Publishers in cooperation with Galerie Zdeněk Sklenář is the return of a legend.


Eduard Petiška and Zdeněk Sklenář are synonymous with the book that generations of readers have grown up with since 1964.

The entire set of original drawings that made the book famous are now exhibited for the first time in history.

Further information: http://www.zdeneksklenar.cz/vystava/zdenek-sklenar-stare-recke-baje-a-povesti-2017-07-16

Book and poster graphically designed by prof. Zdeněk Ziegler are available at Galerie Zdeněk Sklenář or online

Book: Ancient Greek Myths and Legends