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Vladimír Komárek (10.8. 1928 in Hořensko u Semil - 24.8. 2002 in Jilemnice) - painter, graphic artist, illustrator, teacher

He studied glass painting and etching at M. Janků at Železný Brod Specialized Glass School (1945-1946). Later he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (1946-1948) and at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (1948-1953). In 1959 he co-founded The Group 7 in Liberec. In 1961, he created his first graphics - dry needles. He mostly devoted himself to painting, free graphics (woodcut, linocut, lithography, dry needle). The formal unity of graphics and painting is typical for him. His artworks look dull in color, he uses gray-white, black, green, and pastel-pink to which he sometimes adds golden glow strikes.

Independent exhibitions (selection)

1959 - Prague, Rokoko foyer theater, 1963 - Prague, Gallery on the Charles Square, 1984 - Prague, Atrium

Collective exhibitions (selection)

1961 - Prague, The 1st Festival of Graphics, 1964 - Brno, The House of Lords of Kunštát, Poets of Naive Imagination

Book illustrations (Selection)

1967 - J. Havlicek: Wolf's skin. Circle, Hradec Kralove. 1982 - K. Mácha: May. 1983 - Hrubín: Romance for the Flugelhorn. 1987 - K. Boušek: Big Magellan Cloud. ČSS, Prague.

Book publications (selection)

Talk about my joyous journey from cradle to crematorium (Jinošství), 1980 (1982 was awarded the MK prize for the most beautiful book)

Awards (selection)

1967 - Regional Painting Award. 1982 - Prize of the Ministry of Culture for illustration.