Käthi Bhend was born in Olten, Switzerland. She studied commercial art and worked in advertising for several years. After winning a competition held by a Swiss publisher, she began illustrating children’s books. Among other honors, her work was awarded the Premio Grafico award at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and received the Swiss Youth Book Prize in the same year (1990). Käthi has a passion for literature, art, music, and last but not least gardening. In 2019, Käthi was one of twenty-six Swiss artists honored at Switzerland’s host country appearance in Bologna. Today she lives in Heiden, Switzerland.
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