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Biography for Sarolta Szulyovszky
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Selection of Clients
  • 5perché Magazine
  • Azienda Agricola Pecis (Italy)
  • Bookart (Romania)
  • Buiese_Distillerie (Italy)
  • Casa Vinicola Antonutti (Italy)
  • Cerkabella (Hungary)
  • CRCNA (Christian Reformed Church in North America)
  • Csimota (Hungary)
  • Editrice Leonardo (Italy)
  • Edizioni Corsare (Italy)
  • Falzea Editore (Italy)
  • Frecce Tricolori (Italy)
  • Il Corrierino del Friuli Venezia Giulia
  • K-12 Publishing
  • Kolibri (Hungary)
  • La Vita Cattolica Magazine
  • L'omino rosso (Italy)
  • L'Unità Magazine
  • McGraw Hill Publishing
  • Namas (Poland)
  • Panorama Magazine
  • Pozsonyi Pagony (Hungary)
  • Stádium Kiadó (Hungary)
  • Zöld Kapocs (Hungary)
Selection of Awards

Listing of Awards - coming soon!



I was born and grew up in Budapest (Hungary) in a house with a large garden where my brother and I used to climb trees, hiding amidst the raspberry bushes and playing in our little house under the cherry tree. I always liked to read stories, to observe and draw nature and people. My favourite fairy-tale was The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen. As a child, I dreamed of becoming a designer. I studied Applied Art in Hungary, after which I moved to a little city in northern Italy where I now live with my husband and our two children. It is thanks to my children that I discovered the world of illustration for children and I began to draw illustrations for books and packaging. I took part in illustration competitions in Italy and abroad, winning various prizes, and this encouraged me to continue along this path. First, I worked as a graphic designer in a studio, now I work at home in my large living room. From the terrace, I can see the roofs of the historic centre of my city and the Alpine peaks.

In my work as an illustrator, I enjoy doing research (history, iconography, objects, symbols and styles etc.), studying nature and making images that make you dream, but also think. If I had to choose another job, Id like to be an archeologist! I work in acrylics, pencil and with digital techniques.

In addition to illustration, I run drawing and illustration courses for children and adults.  I am a member of the Italian Illustrators Association.

I've got no sense of direction, I get lost everywhere! I've got lots of curly hair, flies often get in there and get lost too! I also like making cakes. My friends often tell me: if we had to choose between one of your cakes and one of your drawings, we don't know which we'd prefer!

View artist's personal website: www.saroltaszulyovszky.com




Published Books

A három pillangó
Jékely Zoltán (Author); Sarolta Szulyovszky (Illustrator) Csimota, Budapest - Hungary
Balázs kertje
Markó Béla (Author); Sarolta Szulyovszky (Illustrator) Bookart, Miercurea Ciuc - Romania
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C'era una volta
Máté Angi (Author); Sarolta Szulyovszky (Illustrator) Cult Editore (Gruppo Barbes), Firenze - Italy
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Egy marék buborék
Petra Finy (Author); Sarolta Szulyovszky (Illustrator) Kolibri, Budapest - Hungary
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Hogyan kezdQdik a szerelem?
Kárpáti Kamil (Author); Sarolta Szulyovszky (Illustrator) Stádium Kiadó, Budapest - Hungary
Labdarózsa
Noémi László (Author); Sarolta Szulyovszky (Illustrator) Bookart, Miercurea Ciuc - Romania Marosvásárhely Book Fair Award 2010 - 1st Prize (Category Children's Book)
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Nonna Nivea e il fiore riconoscente
Sarolta Szulyovszky (Author and Illustrator) Csimota, Hungary; Edizioni Leonardo, Italy; Namas, Poland
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Orco Osvaldo e Topo Riccardo
Ines Battaino (Author), Sarolta Szulyovszky (Illustrator) Falzea Editore, Reggio Calabria - Italy
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Se o fos un grant
Éva Janikovszky(Author); Sarolta Szulyovszky (Illustrator) L'Omino Rosso Editore, Pordenone - Italy
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Volt egyszer egy
Máté Angi (Author); Sarolta Szulyovszky (Illustrator) Pagony Kiadó, Budapest - Hungary IBBY Award winner book (Best Children's Book 2010 in Hungary)
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