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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Czech Republic
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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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Czech Republic
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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, Austria
    • Associated periods or movements: Expressionism, Vienna Secession
    • Nationality: Austria, Czech Republic
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    Alphonse Mucha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Czech Republic
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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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Czech Republic
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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: Europe, Hrusice, Czech Republic, Central Europe
    • Nationality: Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Jiří Šlitr is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Czech Republic
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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: Studenec, 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 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Czech Republic
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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, Europe, Czech Republic, Central Europe, Czechoslovakia, + more
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
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