Drawing by colored pencils on paper 22,5 x 14 cm. Signed in the middle with dedication. Frame with passe-partout and glass 25 x 16 cm.
Karel Svolinsky (14. 1. 1896 Olomouc - 16. 9. 1986 Prague) - painter, graphic artist, illustrator, scenographer, teacher.
He was trained as a woodcarver in Prague (1910-1916), studied graphic art and painting under prof. S. Zalesak and sculpture by prof. B. Kafka at The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (1919-1926). After his injury he was forced to focus on graphics and mural painting, which he graduated with prof. F. Kysela ibid (1922-1927). 1928 received a state scholarship. He worked as a head and professor at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (1945-1970). In his work he focused mainly on drawing, but he was a versatile talent. He drew on folk art expression. The drawing is characterized by a delicate, thin, sketched line, and the color is only a hint of color. His work is close to folk expression and poetry, into which it transforms reality. He also worked in drawing studies of movement (dance and sports), and took advantage of them in the design of dance folk costumes (for the group of J. Jerabkova - Slovak Dances, Moravian Duets). He created almost all graphic techniques.