*13 of March 1925, Holice next to Ołomuniec, Czech Republic
Painter, drawer, graphic, pedagogue, theorist.
He was the pupil of high school in Ołomuniec at professor of drawing - Alois Kučer.
Student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (1945 - 1949) under direction of professor Karel Minář and Vlastimil Rad.
As a result of political investigations he was expelled from the academy,
then he come back to Ołomuniec, where he ocassionally creates, until the departure for the war.
In 1950 - 1952 he held military service.
He taught painting and drawing at the Faculty of Philosophy of Palacki University
in Ołomuniec (1965 – 1968).
He was a member of the Association of Czechoslovak artists, Association of Swiss painters, sculptors and architects and Professional association of visual arts.
Since 1968 he lived in exile in Switzerland, where he initially worked as a teacher of painting courses, in evening schools in Otlen and Aaraun, and then in Lucerna.
He founded his own school of art - Kunstseminar, which he led to 1985, when he retired.
The head of the painting studio at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno.
In 2010 he opened a new studio in Lucerna.
The artist exhiibited his works in group exhibitions since 1945 ( Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy ), however the individual since 1957 ( Czech Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Deutschland ). In 2005 there was a retrospective exhibition of the artist's works - „ The color, the shape, the spirit ” in the Museum of Art in Ołomuniec, however in 2010 in Landenberg Sarnen an exhibition of new painer's works took place.
The artist is represented in public collections of : Museum of Art in Ołomuniec - Museum of Modern Art, the Gallery of Fine arts in Ostrawa, a city Solothurn in Switzerland, also in private collections.
Author : Radoslav KUTRA
Title : „ Blue houses ”
Technique : tempera
Signature : author's, p.d. Kutra
Dating : 1960's
Dimensions : 27 x 38 in cm / the contour of the work /
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