Helga Bansch

Helga Bansch was born in 1957 in Leoben, Styria, Austria. She trained as an elementary school teacher and taught children from 6 to 11 years old. She has also worked with children with behaviour problems and disabilities, and discovered painting as a means of expression for them.

Helga works mainly with acrylics on canvas and, for her children’s book illustrations, on paper. Her illustrations have garnered many prizes, including Austria’s Most Beautiful book in 2007 and the Children’s Book Prize for the City of Vienna three years running, 2011- 2013. She lives and works in Vienna.

Annick Press books
by Helga Bansch

Annick Press books
illustrated by Helga Bansch