Painter Jaroslav Šerých dies aged 86

Czech painter and illustrator Jaroslav Šerých died in Prague on Sunday, his wife said. He was 86. A graduate of Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts, Šerých specialized in graphic art and illustration. His work is represented in some 30 galleries in the Czech Republic and abroad, the news agency ČTK wrote. He illustrated over 70 books including poetry collections by Vladimír Holan, Jiří Orten and Zdeněk Rotrekl. In 2008, Jaroslav Šerých was awarded the Czech Republic’s Medal of Merit.