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Josef Loukota (28. 6. 1879 in Dobris - 23. 7. 1967 in Prague) painter, draftsman, teacher

From 1896 to 1899 he studied at the School of Applied Arts in Prague under Emanuel Krescenc Liska and Karel Vitezslav Masek, then with prof. Vaclav Brožík and Hanus Schwaiger at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague from 1899 to 1903. He participated in the design of Hynais's allegorical murals in the Pantheon of the National Museum in Prague. In 1910 he was entrusted with the management of preparations at the Academy. Probably following the example of his teacher Schwaiger, he began to focus on genre themes from the everyday life of the city and its distinctive characters and types. He also used his drawing bravura as an illustrator of the magazines Meggendorfer Humoristische Blätter and Svanda Dudak. He has used the impressive, academically refined painting technique in many portraits of prominent personalities. But also in female nudes, in which he introduced a type of fashionable blonde to our salon painting. His works were often reproduced in Golden Prague. He was a member of the Union of Fine Artists and later Myslbek. He taught at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts until 1939.