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Jaroslav ( Jaro ) Kucera ( 16. 9. 1885 in Bystrice pod Hostynem - 27. 6. 1950 in Hranice na Morave)


He studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, at the Teaching Institute in Pribor. In addition to painting, he devoted himself to designing tapestries, in both cases he was inspired by the Wallachian environment. He also studied tapestry weaving in Paris. In Valasske Mezirici he headed a tapestry school (1922 - 1925). He also became the director of the Moravian Tapestry Manufactory. During his work, in addition to intimate chamber tapestries for the interiors of urban households, monumental representative works were created and many of the realizations were awarded at domestic and world exhibitions. Thanks to him, a number of prominent artists - Benda, Hlavica, Jenewein, Süsser - began working with the school.

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