Kestutis Kasparavicius was born in 2 June, 1954 Aukstadvaris, Lithuania.
In 1962- 1972 studied at M.K.Ciurlionis Art School, a choir conducting class.
In 1972- 1981 studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vilnius, a graphic design class.
Since 1984 he has been working as a children`s books illustrator and author and has
completed 48 books.
His works has published for various publishers from whole world: Nieko Rimto, Vilnius;
Esslinger Verlag, Esslingen; Coppenrath Verlag, Munster; Grimm Press, Taipei;
Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, Agertofts Forlag, Kopenhagen, Papadopoulos, Athens,
Calligram, Paris, Fondo de Cultura Economica, Mexico, Jakkajungsin Publishing, Seoul,
Daeyeon Publishing, Seoul, Livraria Martins Fontes Editora, Sao Paulo,
Editora Atica, Sao Paulo, Gotmer-Becht-Aramith, Bloemendaal,
Harry N.Abrams, New York, Thule Ediciones, Barcelona, Yavneh, Jerusalem.
Kestutis Kasparavicius books have published into 23 languages.
In 1993 he was honored as Illustrator of the Year by Bologna Children`s Book Fair,
2003 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition Award for Excellence and his illustrations have
selected for fair`s exhibition 13 times.
Kestutis was also awarted the Golden Pen of Belgrade, 1990, the II Diploma Premi
International Catalonia d`Illustracio, Barcelona, 1994, Diploma, Tallin Illustrations
Best Lithuanian Children`s Book, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009;
Lithuanian Children`s Literary Award, 2008;
The Gold Sign of Lithuanian Artists Assotiation, 2010;
Baltic Sea Region J?nis Baltvilks International Prize in Children's Literature and Book Art, 2010;
K?stutis was nomined for The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, 2005 and 2006 also
for The Hans Christian Andersen Award, 2008 and 2010.
Kestutis favorite technology is watercolour.