This is M. Sasek

Welcome to the wonderful world of Miroslav Sasek. This site is devoted to the life and works of the Czech artist, illustrator and author of the This is series of children's books.


About M. Sasek


M. Sasek was born in Prague in 1916 and died in Switzerzerland in 1980. He worked as a painter and illustrator for most of his life. Starting with This is Paris published in 1958, the books he wrote painted a delightful and evocative picture of some of the world's great cities (and countries!). Having delighted children and adults for more than 50 years they are now being reissued.


Find out more


If you'd like to know more, you can read about Mr Sasek's life, find information on all of his books, and discover the This is films, as well as prints and paintings, postcards and even a dishtowel. Come inside to find out more.

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