About the Cartoonist

Marian Kamensky was born on April 1, 1957 in Levoca, Slovakia. Marian was 12 years old when his parents moved to the village of Hrachovo and where he started his drawing. After finishing school he worked as a glassblower in Poltar. Two years later he moved to Prague, Czech Republic, where he worked as a property master at the famous Vinohrady Theater. 

In 1981 Marian Kamensky moved to Hamburg, Germany, where he studied Lithography at the Hamburg Arts College. In 1982 he began illustrating the satirical books of Gabriel Laub. He also created illustrations for adventure books by Rudiger Nehberg, and the Biology/Zoology literature of Christian Kuehl. 

For a number of years his artworks were published in numerous newspapers and magazines in many European countries (Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, Focus, Nebelspalter, Eulenspiegel, Psychologie heute, etc). He also published his work in the United States of America and Canada (Playboy, The New York Sun, The Humanist etc). 

In 2001 he returned to Slovakia where he lived and worked in Rimavska Sobota. His artworks were presented at several exhibitions (Gallery Schnecke Hamburg, Gallery Futurum Hamburg, Galerie Dobach Wurselem, Gallery Artica Cuxhaven, Gallery Stein Gelsenkirchen, Gallery Das Auge Lauda, Gallery VITA Swiss etc). In 2010 Marian moved to Austria where he lives in Vienna and where he successfully continues his creative work as an illustrator and cartoonist.

Publications

Magazines:
Playboy
Playboy
DIE ZEIT
Nebelspalter
Deutsches Allgemeines Sonntagsblatt
Psychologie heute
Westermanns Monatshefte
Manager
Eulenspiegel
Kosmos
The Wittenburg Door
Roháč
Private eye
Z – Magazin
Penthouse
Dikobraz
Bongo news
Stripel magazine
The Jewish magazine
Pravda
Wiener Zeitung
The Specious Report
The Alternatives Journal
Senso Magazine (Helsana )
Trend
Život
Přítomnost
Saturday Eveningpost
New Statesman
The Humanist
Diagonal – Madrid
Rappelkopf
Trnavský hlas
The Oldie
Focus
Schweriner Volkszeitung
Riviera Zeitung
The New York Sun
TAZ – Tageszeitung
ZDF Fernsehen
Der Spiegel
Bild-Zeitung
ARD (TV)
The Prospect magazine
Kronen Zeitung
The Week
USA Today
Ostthüringer Zeitung OTZ

Countries:
USA
Slovakia
Germany
Switzerland
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
USA
Slovakia
Great Britain
USA
Germany
Czech republik
Canada
Holland
Israel
Slovakia
Austria
USA
Canada
Switzerland
Slovakia
Slovakia
Czech republik
USA
Great Britain
USA
Spain
Austria
Slovakia
Great Britain
Germany
Germany
Monaco
USA
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Great Britain
Austria
USA
USA
Germany

Book Illustrations:

Gabriel Laub, “Gespräche mit dem Vogel”, “Urmenschenskinder”, “Unordnung ist das ganze Leben”, “Gut siehst du aus”, “Urlaub muß sein”, “Die Kunst des Lachens”. Autor: Rüdiger Nehberg, “Let´s Fetz”, “Survival Training” Autor: Detlef Kaufmann und Christian Kühl, “Tiersprechstunde”, Autor: Christian Kühl, “Krokodile küßt man nicht”

Awards

Türler Pressepreis 1985 in Zürich