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Frantisek Charvat (October 30, 1885 in Studenov near Rokytnice nad Jizerou - August 23, 1947 in Prague) painter


He studied at secondary school in Hradec Králové, where he decided to become a painter. Here he is friends with later painters B. Kubista and V. Benes.
In 1904-1909 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague under professors Roubalik, Bukovac and Ottenfeld. He devoted himself to landscape painting and wall paintings. The study tour took place in Italy, Dalmatia, France and Germany. In 1908 he went to study in France, where the first larger work "Nets on the Coast", which is now owned by the National Gallery, originates. In the same year he attends his first exhibition with the Manes Association of Fine Artists, where it is presented by sculptor Jan Stursa. In 1911 he opened his own painting school. After the First World War, when he returned from the queue, settled in Horice in Podkrkonosi, where he draws ideas for his paintings. In 1921 he moved to Prague. He was a member of the Purkyne Union of Fine Artists and long-time chairman of the Association of Artists in Prague. He participates in all their exhibitions and also becomes the first winner of the Purkyne Prize in 1943 for the painting "November". He painted many public rooms of municipal offices, city savings banks and other similar rooms with landscape paintings. He often participated in exhibitions, he exhibited independently in 1928 in Hradec Kralove, 1934 in the Municipal House in Prague, 1941 in Prague Na Perstyne. Represented in the collections of the National Gallery in Prague and the City Gallery Prague.
 

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