"Avner Katz was born in Kibbutz Ramat Rachel. Katz has written and illustrated books for children and adults, some were adapted to other languages, including English; he has illustrated over 200 books, as well as magazine and book covers, record sleeves,
and posters; designed exhibition pavilions, theater sets and costumes; was a member of the editorial board and a regular participant in the satirical section Davar Acher of the daily Davar (1982-92), and a regular columnist in several leading Israeli
newspapers and magazines."
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Haifa Museum of Art
Private collections in Israel and abroad
"Avner Katz (b. 1939) is an Israeli artist and illustrator who (in 1983) played Avner on Rechov Sumsum (the Israeli co-production of Sesame Street) and on . He designed Kippi Ben Kippod for the series, wrote scripts, and wrote and illustrated the 1984
children's book One Day on Rechov Sumsum."
"International Prize for Children's Literature, International Board of Books for Youth, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1980; Ben Itzhak Prize for Children's Illustrations, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, and 1998; Nahum Gutman Prize for
Illustrations, 1985; Josef Lada Award for Children's Illustrations, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1991; Discount Bank and Israel Museum Prize for the Israeli Artist, 1996."
SELECTED TITLES FOR CHILDREN; AND ILLUSTRATOR; IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION
Mishehu Motse Keter, Keter Publishing, 1979, translated as The King Who Was Not, Prion, 1989.
Ahava Rishona, Keter Publishing, 1989, translated as My First Love, Prion, 1989.
Veaz Hatzab Bana lo Bai't, Keter Publishing (Jerusalem, Israel), 1979, translated as Tortoise Solves a Problem,HarperCollins, 1993.
Hakayas Hakatan, Am Oved Publishers (Tel Aviv, Israel), 1979, translated as The Little Pickpocket, Simon & Schuster, 1996.
SELECTED TITLES FOR CHILDREN; AND ILLUSTRATOR; IN HEBREW
Chamor Af (title means "The Flying Donkey"), Am Oved, 1979.
Mishehu Motse Perach (title means "Tommy and the Flower"), Keter, 1979.
Mishehu Motse Keter (title means "Tommy and the Crown"), Keter, 1979.
Shabtai Vehatsipor (title means "Shabtai and the Bird"), Israel Museum (Jerusalem), 1985.
Hutz Miprat Ze Oh Aher, Hacol Emet (title means "Apart From a Few Details, Everything is True"), Shva Publishing (Tel Aviv), 1986.
Sefer ha-shetuzim shel Datyah / Datyah Ben Dor; Tsiyer (title means "Nonsense Rhymes"), Modan (Tel-Aviv), 2000.
(With Natan Zahk) Ha-Nesher ha-gadol, Sifriyat (Bene Barak, Israel), 2001. Catalog of an Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by the Israeli Artist Avner Katz: Widener Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 14-May 25, 1999, Harvard College Library (Cambridge, MA), 2002.
(With Natan Alterman) Shire ahavah, Mehudeshet (Modan, Israel), 2007.
"Illustrator of more than one hundred and forty titles in Hebrew. Author and illustrator of twelve humorous horoscope books. Contributor of short stories and poems to anthologies."