Forgotten Illustrator: Viera Bombova
Viera Bombová (born 1932) is a Slovak illustrator. Along with Albín Brunovský, she studied graphic design and illustration with Vincent Hloznik in the 50s. She won awards at the "Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava" in 1967 and 1969. [July 2011 correction: I mistakenly noted that the artist had passed away in 2005. I don't know where I got this incorrect information and I'm very embarrassed by my mistake. I sincerely apologize to the artist. Viera Bombová is very much alive and working!]

These illustration come from Janko Gondášik A Zlatá Pani. In 2003, Bombová's work was celebrated in an exhibit entitled "Janko Gondášik," so I assume this work is considered her finest.

Zuzana Bartošová notes:
There were not many significant female artists in the fine art scene in the second half of the 20th century. However, there are some who have left indelible marks. In this context, it is necessary to mention two graphic artists, Viera Gergel'ová and Viera Bombová, who applied their talents in the boom period of illustrating children's books in the sixties and the seventies.

I think there's a German edition of this book, Die goldene Frau: Slowakische Märchen.

June 2011 update: See Poemas del río Wang's feature on the artist