Jan Rambousek (24. 5. 1895 in Prague - 29. 5. 1976 in Prague), painter and graphic artist
He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, prof. Jan Preisler, Max Svabinsky and Vratislav Nechleba in 1913 - 1921. Based on a scholarship after prof. Waltner at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1921 - 1922. He then worked as an assistant professor Svabinsky his special show at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague between 1923 - 1929. He was the founder of the art club together, leading representative of Czech social art in the 20s of the last century, a member of the Association of Czech Graphic Artists Hollar and first editor of the anthology Hollar 1923 - 1928.
In his work dealt with life on the urban periphery, he was influenced by social trends in Czech poetry. Formed technique of lithography, woodcut and etching. The first graphic cycles has released during his stay in Paris. Since 1935 the technical and artistic advisor to the State Printing Office in Prague, in 1938 he was appointed technical director of the State Printing, r. 1946 he appointed artistic and technical advisor to the national company Zbrojovka Brno. He was the author of the new Czech Medieval fonts and Brno Z. Z wrote a book about graphic techniques. Author of numerous illustrations, drawings, newspaper and book design. Frontispiece creating, editing books and links to numerous publishers.
He was also painting and drawing, initially also socially oriented. Later in the 30s prevailed Prague motifs and landscapes around the capital. Since the early 40s begins with experiments in abstract painting. In the 50s and 60s of landscape and other motifs from Luzicke Mountains, also drawing cycles and paintings from the homes.
He participated in the 1923 joint exhibitions Association of Fine Artists, the Association of Czech Graphic Artists Hollar. His works are represented in the National Gallery in Prague, Aleš South Bohemian Gallery in Hluboka nad Vltavou, Moravian Gallery in Brno, the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava, the National Gallery in London and others. He exhibited at home and abroad. In 1928 he received an honorary diploma at the international exhibition in Florence, r. 1933 Honorary Diploma at the first international exhibition of woodcuts in Warsaw, r. 1937 Silver Medal at the International Exhibition of Art and Technology in Paris, dir. 1958 Silver Medal at the World Exhibition in Brussels, r . 1965 National Order of merit of the building and in 1975 received the title of Merited artist.