Karel Tondl ( July 2, 1893 in Krasno near Valasske Mezirici - January 3, 1980 in Prague ) painter, graphic artist, illustrator, art historian, pedagogue and musician
He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague with prof. Jan Preisler, Vlaho Bukovac, Josef Loukota and Max Svabinsky in the years 1911 - 1917, history of art, aesthetics and philosophy at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, he completed his doctorate in 1927. Plastic anatomy, mathematics, geometry and perspective at the Czech Technical University in Prague ( simultaneously with the Academy of Fine Arts ) and graphics at the Sorbonne in Paris ( 1918 - 1919 ). Study trips to Europe and the USA, he lived in Paris and Switzerland for several years. He worked in the tapestry workshop in Madrid and the Vatican Mosaic Workshops in Rome. Teacher of the State Graphic School in Prague since 1925. He devoted himself to painting, free graphics, illustration, stamp making, monumental compositions, tapestries. He excelled as a creator of monotypes and woodcuts. As a landscape painter, he depicted the surroundings of Prague, Verovice, Slovacko and motifs from the Alps. He lectured and published about art. He published bibliophilic prints, graphic works were also published as Hollar's prizes. He played the violin and performed as a soloist. The founder of the Association of Fine Artists Aleš, with whom he exhibited. Member of the Societé Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the Print Society in London, the Slovak Art Discussion in Bratislava, the Hollar Association of Czech Graphic Artists ( since 1919 ) . He exhibited collectively in Paris and Switzerland. Represented in the National Gallery in Prague and many state and private collections.