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Anna Mendrinou

Biographical Note

Βorn in Athens. In 1964 she started studying printmaking at the Athens School of Fine Arts. At the same school she studies Typography and Book Art with a scholarship. In 1968, she graduates from the printmaking workshop with three honorary distinctions and in 1969 she graduates from the workshop of Book Art. She has illustrated about 140 books, has been awarded 4 panhellenic prizes and has been included in IBBY Honour List. In 1987, she was nominated for the International Andersen Award. Since 1980 she has been working at the Goulandri Museum of Natural History. She is a member of the Greek Chamber of Art and one of the founding members of the Greek Printmakers Association. She is also a member of the "Aesop" company of illustrators. As a printmaker and an illustrator she has participated in many exhibitions in Greece and abroad. In 2002 she was awarded the 1st National Award for Children’s Book illustration for the book "Aesope Fables"