Hudak, Michal 1956-
HUDAK, Michal 1956-
PERSONAL: Born April 10, 1956, in Žilina, Slovakia; son of Michal (a Lutheran pastor) and Ludmila (a Lutheran pastor; maiden name, Mazakova) Hudak; married Annika Sjunnesson (a singer), 1996; children: Samuel. Ethnicity: "Slovak." Education: Studied architecture at Institute of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1975-78, and Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 1979-82; received master's degree, 1988. Religion: Christian.
ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Liturgical Press, St. John's Abbey, P.O. Box 7500, Collegeville, MN 56321-7500. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Lundquist & Carrier, Stockholm, Sweden, architect, 1985-88; Glimåkra FHS, Glimåkra, Sweden, teacher, 1994-97; artist and illustrator. Exhibitions: Works included in exhibitions throughout Scandinavia, including at Gallery of the Society of Graphic Artists, Stockholm, Sweden, 1984, Fagersta Town Art Gallery, 1995, and Hässleholm Town Art Gallery, 1997; work exhibited in "Project TRACK—Europe Ten Years after the Wall," Stockholms Länsmuseum, 2001, and Railway Museum Kristianstad, 2002, and "Landscapes for Johann Sebastian Bach," at Borgen, Gislaved, Sweden, 2001; work also exhibited in Japan and Poland. Work represented in private collections, including parish houses in Batizovce and Gerlachov, Slovakia, Lutheran churches in Svit and Dudince, Slovakia, and libraries in Tollarp and Kristianstad, Sweden.
MEMBER: Swedish Artists National Organization, Swedish Society of Graphic Artists, Swedish Society of Illustrators.
AWARDS, HONORS: Swedish Authors Foundation scholar in Greece, Israel, and Egypt, 1982, 1985, Iceland, 1988, and 1998 and 2001; Konstfrämjanet scholar, 1985; Swedish Fine Arts Society scholar, 1992; Swedish Illustrators scholar, 1999.
Vem spelar i natten?, Verbum (Stockholm, Sweden), 1981.
Skeppet över Gamla Stan, Alfabeta (Stockholm, Sweden), 1988.
Skeppet och eldstenen, Alfabeta (Stockholm, Sweden), 1990.
Herden och den 100 fåren, Verbum (Stockholm, Sweden), 1998, translation published as The Shepherd and the 100 Sheep, Liturgical Press (Collegeville, MN), 1999.
Kalabaliken i Betlehem, Verbum (Stockholm, Sweden), 2001, translation pubilshed as The Uproar in Bethlehem, Liturgical Press (Collegeville, MN), 2001.
Illustrator of books published in Swedish, including Samtal med djävulen, 1982, and Sagor för stora och små, 1984. Illustrations also represented in anthologies and textbooks.
Author's books have been translated into Norwegian, Danish, and Slovak.
WORK IN PROGRESS: The Shepherd's Book, completion expected in 2004.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Children's Bookwatch, December, 2001, review of The Uproar in Bethlehem, p. 4.