Józef Wilkon was born in Bogucice, Poland. He studied painting and art history in Krakow. In Poland he is considered one of the most famous illustrators of books for children and adults. Józef Wilkon draws inspiration from a wide variety of sources, such as the folk art of his homeland and ancient Greek paintings. There is also a walk-in ark among his sculptures. He lives with his son Piotr near Warsaw.
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