Painter, sculptor and illustrator prof. Boris Jirků graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in the studio of prof. akad. mal. Arnošt Paderlík. At first he worked as a teacher at LŠU. For 17 years he has been teaching figural drawing and painting at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. He was also a rector. At present, he teaches figural drawing and painting at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. At the same time, he is the head and guarantor of the doctoral and master’s program – classical media at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. He organizes exhibitions FIGURAMA, focuses on free drawing, painting, graphics, illustration, wooden and metal sculpture and art realizations in architecture. He has participated in several dozen collective exhibitions in the Czech Republic and abroad.