From 2nd October until 3rd November 2018, the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre presents a jubilee exhibition of Regina Lukk-Toompere. The exhibition features Lukk-Toompere`s book illustrations from 2012-2018 and illustrations that have been made for special exhibitions.
The artist commented:‘This exhibition is composed of illustrations I’ve done over the last six years, and have been rarely, if ever, been publicly displayed. Especially prominent in this exhibition are illustrations I did this year for an Estonian translation of works by the Dutch author Toon Tellegen, titled Kõik on olemas: Lugusid oravast, sipelgast ja teistest loomadest (Everything Exists: Stories of the Squirrel, the Ant, and Other Animals, translated by Vahur Aabrams). It’s the first time in my life I’ve illustrated a foreign writer, not to mention a world-famous one. A book’s success is favored by inspiring writing, and such is the case with Tellegen’s translation: I fell in love with his stories immediately.’
Regina Lukk-Toompere graduated in 1981 from the Estonian State Art Institute’s Graphic Art Department as a book designer and illustrator. She is a member of the Estonian Artists Association, the Estonian Graphic Designers Association and the Estonian Section of IBBY. She has illustrated and designed over 90 books and textbooks, as well as posters, record covers, postcards, magazines and packaging. Her works are held in the collections of the Estonian Museum of Art, the Estonian National Library and the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, as well private collections in Estonia, Lithuania, France, Sweden, Finland, Ukraine and Russia.