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Famous Artists from Czech Republic

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List of the most popular artists from Czech Republic, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Czech artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Czech artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List artists include Peter Gric, Miroslav Hák and many more.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Czech Republic?" and "Who are the most well-known Czech artists?"

For further information on these historic Czech artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Czech artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.



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    Peter Weiss
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    Peter Weiss was a writer, painter, graphic artist and filmmaker.more

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    • Birthplace: Babelsberg, Eurasia, Germany
    • Nationality: Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
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    Egon Schiele
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    His first exhibit was at the 1909 Kunstschau in Vienna. From there on, he continued to show his work at exhibitions. Some of his well-known paintings illustrate his affinity toward nude women, such as in his 1910 painting Reclining Nude. He painted Portrait of Wally in 1912 during his love affair with ...more

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    • Birthplace: Tulln an der Donau, Europe, Austria, Central Europe, Lower Austria
    • Associated periods or movements: Expressionism, Vienna Secession
    • Nationality: Austria, Czech Republic
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    Alphonse Mucha
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    Alfons Maria Mucha, often known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs.more

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    • Birthplace: Ivančice, Czech Republic
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau
    • Nationality: Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Josef Lada
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    Josef Lada was a Czech painter and writer. He is best known as the illustrator of Jaroslav Hašek's World War One novel The Good Soldier Švejk. He produced nearly 600 cartoons of the Švejk characters, depicting Austria-Hungary officers and civil servants as incompetent, abusive and often drunk. All ...more

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    • Birthplace: Hrusice, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Jiří Šlitr
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    Jiří Šlitr was a Czech songwriter, pianist, singer, actor and painter. Together with Jiří Suchý he significantly influenced Czech pop music and theatre in the 1960s.more

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    • Birthplace: Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
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    Vladimír Franz

    Vladimír Franz, is a Czech composer, painter, university scholar and occasional journalist, poet and playwright. Since mid-1980s he has composed stage music for more than 150 theatre performances - for many of them he was awarded national-level prizes -, he has also composed a symphony, several operas, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Josef Sudek
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    Josef Sudek was a Czech photographer, best known for his photographs of Prague. Sudek was originally a bookbinder. During The First World War he was drafted into the Austro-Hungarian Army in 1915 and served on the Italian Front until he was wounded in the right arm in 1916. Although he had no experience ...more

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    • Birthplace: Europe, Kolín, Czech Republic, Central Europe, Austria-Hungary, + more
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
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    Karel Teige was the major figure of the Czech avant-garde movement Devětsil in the 1920s, a graphic artist, photographer, and typographer. Teige also worked as an editor and graphic designer for Devětsil's monthly magazine ReD. With evidently endless energy, Teige introduced modern art to Prague.more

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    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
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    Adolf Born
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    Adolf Born is a Czech painter and illustrator, caricaturist and film-maker. For his lasting contribution as a children's illustrator, Born was a finalist for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2008.more

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    • Birthplace: Europe, České Velenice, Czech Republic, Central Europe
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Josef Kajetán Tyl was a significant Czech dramatist, writer and actor. He was a notable figure of the Czech National Revival movement and is best known as the author of the current national anthem of the Czech Republic titled Kde domov můj.more

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    • Birthplace: Kutná Hora, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
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    Miroslav Hák

    Miroslav Hák was a Czech photographer.more

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    • Nationality: Czech Republic
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    Helen Zelezny-Scholz
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    Helen Zelezny, also known in Europe as Helene Zelezny-Scholz, Helen Scholz or Helene Scholzová-Železná, was a Czech born sculptor and architectural sculptor. She is widely considered one of the most influential figures in the sculpture of north Moravia and Silesia, besides Josef Obeth, at the end of the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Chropyně, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Ceramic art, Drawing
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    Akad. arch. Jiří Svoboda, PhD. is a Czech architect, designer, and university teacher. Besides his artistic, architectural, and academic activity, he specializes in research of architectural history of Zlín.more

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    • Birthplace: Ostrava, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
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    Eva Švankmajerová was a Czech surrealist artist. She was born Eva Dvořáková. A native of the Czech town of Kostelec nad Černými lesy, she moved to Prague in 1958 to study at the Prague School of Interior Design and later the Academy of Performing Arts. From 1970, she was an active member of the Czech ...more

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    • Birthplace: Kostelec nad Černými lesy, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
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    Vaclav Vaca is a surrealist artist from the Czech Republic who was born in 1948.more

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    • Birthplace: Czech Republic
    • Associated periods or movements: Surrealism
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Karel Hájek

    Karel Hájek was a Czech photographer. Among his best known photographs is the one of Klement Gottwald and Vladimir Clementis on a balcony in 1948 from which Clementis was later erased.more

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    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
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    Martina Krupičková

    Martina Krupičková is a Czech artist who paints in the Post-Impressionism style.more

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    • Birthplace: Světlá nad Sázavou, Czech Republic
    • Associated periods or movements: Impressionism
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Anton Depauly

    Anton Depauly
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    Anton Felix Depauly, was a Bohemian painter acting in Austria.more

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    • Birthplace: Mies, Switzerland
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Anna Chromý
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    Anna Chromy is a painter and sculptor. Born in Bohemia, she was raised in Austria, lives in France and works in Italy. She is said to be a quintessential European. At the end of World War II, Anna Chromy's family moved from Bohemia to Vienna, Austria. Her family did not have enough money for her to ...more

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    • Birthplace: Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Jiří Růžek

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    • Birthplace: Severozápad, Litoměřice, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
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