Käthi Bhend

Swiss, 1942 -

Käthi Bhend was born in Olten, Switzerland in 1942. After graduating with a degree in graphic design, she worked for Parisian advertisement agencies while harboring a desire to illustrate children’s books. She got her chance when she won a competition held by the publisher Zürcher Lehrmittelverlag, who then commissioned her to illustrate their books. Bhend’s illustrations have won several awards, including the 2011 Troisdorf Picture Book Prize.