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Frantisek Pavelka ( June 24, 1894 in Nechanice - September 21, 1948 in Prague) painter, illustrator and graphic artist

He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague since 1914, first three years in a general school with Professor Jan Preisler and another three years in a special school with Professor Max Svabinsky. From 1920 he worked as a high school professor, from 1925 at a real grammar school in Ceska Lipa and later in Prague. In 1925 he was awarded the "Cavaliere dellˇOrdine della Corona d'Italia" by the Italian government. He traveled to Italy, Sicily and Tunisia as a scholarship holder in 1930. In 1923 he had a group exhibition in Ceske Budejovice and in November 1932 he had an exhibition of his drawings in Prague. He was known as a draftsman of nudes and landscapes, especially with the technique of crabbing with charcoal and also with watercolor, often of larger dimensions, he also illustrated books, made a number of book covers and dealt with the creation of exlibris.

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