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Frantisek Cina Jelinek (6/6/1882 in Prague - 3/3/1961 in Prague) painter

He studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague under Professor E. K. Liska and later studied at the Prague Academy of Arts under Professor V. Hynais and R. of Ottenfeld. He organized study trips around Germany and Yugoslavia. He also tried portraiture, later devoted himself exclusively to landscaping. He painted mainly Czech mountain regions, summer and winter moods. He participated in almost all exhibitions of J. U. V. in Prague. He also had comprehensive exhibitions in Hradec Kralove with O. Bubenicek, in the Rubes Gallery in Prague in 1917 and in Topic's Salon in 1924, in addition to the vineyard artists and at many landscape exhibitions. He was an enthusiastic falcon and skier. His work is realistic and romantic. He saw his role models in Kavan, Marak and Slavicek, but he was not succumbed to them. He first appeared in the Highlands in 1907, he went to Svratka from the 1920s and later painted mainly at Krizanky, where he also spent the summer months. He liked painting outdoors in nature, but he didn't like the elements of civilization. Its landscape is full of dynamism. He built a cottage at Krizanky where he used to go and where he worked until the end of his life. He was an honorary citizen of Krizanek and Benecko.