circa 1950. Block print of a photographer under a darkcloth photographing a female nude, 15 3/4 x 9 5/8 inches, on laid art paper 17 1/2 x 13 inches. Signed in pencil beneath the image on the lower right corner; on the lower left, "autorsky tisk" [author's print]. Fine. Item #53669
Czech photographer and painter, creator of film posters and nudes. He was born on 2.11.1925 in Prague and died in Prague on 30.5.2008. In 1941–44 he studied at the State Graphic School. At the same time, he attended evening courses of nude drawing in Platýz. After the war, in the years 1945 – 1950, he continued his studies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in the studio of František Tichý (his classmates included Olbram Zoubek, Mikuláš Medek and Alena Ladová). He worked for TK and devoted himself to applied graphics. He was a member of the Association of Fine Artists (so-called. Discussion). He published his films for example in Czechoslovak Life and Im Herzen Europas magazines and other magazines, and he also collaborated on the creation of animated films. From 1967 to 1990 he was one of the first teachers of the newly established Cabinet of Photography at FAMU in Prague. His photographic works were exhibited, for example, at the exhibition Czechoslovak Photography 1945–1989 or in 2005 at the extensive exhibition Czech Photography of the 20th Century. [ART+, a Czech website].