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Adolf Liebscher ( March 11, 1857 in Prague - June 11, 1919 in Potstejn nad Orlicí ) painter and illustrator

Younger brother of painter Karel Liebscher. After studying at a real school in Prague, he joined the School of Applied Arts in Vienna. In 1877 he took part in the competition to decorate the foyer of the National Theater and received the second prize. He then decorated eight lunettes in the theater corridor of the National Theater. He thus became one of the artists of the National Theater generation. From 1881 he was first a drawing teacher, since 1895 an associate professor and since 1911 as an extraordinary professor of drawing at the Czech Technical University in Prague, where he taught until his death. In 1885 he had his first large exhibition of paintings and studios, figural and landscaped from his travels in Italy, Moravia and Slovakia. He also took part in a competition to decorate the National Museum in Prague and won the second and third prizes. Together with his brother they organized a collective exhibition in Kutna Hora. Then he won the third prize in the competition for decoration of the Rudolfinum halls in Prague. In 1897 he was awarded the first prize in a competition for the decoration of window paintings in the Church of St. Ludmila in Prague - Vinohrady. He participated in the decoration of many other buildings not only in our country but also abroad. He devoted himself to wall and ceiling paintings to a large extent. His domain was also large paintings with historical themes especially from our history - Fight with the Swedes on Charles Bridge, Slaughter of the Saxons under Hruba Skala, Zizka in front of Kutna Hora. He also liked to capture the Czech and Moravian countryside with his folklore, which he captured in smaller portrait and especially landscape paintings. His academically oriented, period-valued creation of naturalistic tone was often led to romantic sentiment and sweetness. Under the influence of Vojtech Hynais, who was his teacher for a short time in Paris, his work came to light in the open air and later his painting became dynamically relaxed and colorist due to the growing influence of Impressionism. As an illustrator he collaborated on pictorial accompaniment of large book editions such as Otto's Bohemia, castles and castles of August Sedlacek. After his death, he held several exhibitions of his artistic inheritance - in 1919 at the House of Artists in Prague, in 1928 at the Topic Salon in Prague, and also a collective exhibition of the brothers Adolf and Karel Liebscher in the Myslbek pavilion in 1943 in Prague.

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