Jesús Gabán
  • Born in 1957 in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain
  • During several years attends to drawing classes at Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid.
  • Since 1981 he devotes himself to illustrate children and teens books. He has published books in several countries of the world.

Fairs and Exhibitions

  • He has exhibited several times at Bologna Children's Book Fair, at the expositions  “A todo color”, “Le Immagini della Fantasía”,”Il Colore del Sacro” and “El Texto Iluminado” and in several individual and collective exhibitions in Europe, the USA and Japan.


  • Finalist in the Awards “Premio Lazarillo de Ilustración”, 1983
  • “Premio Nacional de ilustración Infantil y Juvenil” years, 1.984, 1.988 y 2.000.
  • Selected for the White Ravens Catalogue, 1.987.
  • Bronze medal at the Leipzig Book Art Fair, 1.989.
  • Certificate of honor and honorable mentions in the Catalonia Prizes, years 1.984, 1.990, 1.992 y 1.997.
  • Fundación Santa María Internacional Award, 1.995.
  • List of Honor of the CCI Awards, 1.998.
  • Winner of the Apel.les Mestres Awards, 1.983, 2.004.
  • Awarded with the first prize of Digital Photography “Tierra de todos” organized in Alpedrete by Madrid Regional Government, 2006.
  • His work “Abdul y el león del Atlas”, (Ediciones B, Barcelona,1991), is selected in the “VI Simposium sobre Literatura Infantil y Juvenil” organized by the Germán Sánchez Ruiperez Foundation, as one of the “100 best Children Spanish Literature works of the 20th Century”

Other activities

  • He has elaborated during several seasons the Opera Handbooks illustrations for the Teatro Real de Madrid.
  • In 1.998 was invited by the Brazilian Children book Foundation and by several Brazilian Publishers to lecture in Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre.
  • In 2.000 was invited to participate at the International Seminar of the 20th International Children Literature Fair in Mexico DF.
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