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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 Ulrich Weiss (8 November 1916 – 10 May 1982) was a German writer, painter, graphic artist, and experimental filmmaker of adopted Swedish nationality. He is particularly known for his plays...  more
  • Egon Schiele

    Portrait of Edith Schiele In A Striped Dress, Self Portrait with Black Vase

    BirthplaceTulln an der Donau, Austria

    Associated periods or movementsExpressionism, Vienna Secession

    NationalityAustria, Czech Republic

    Art FormsPainting, Drawing

    Egon Schiele (German: [ˈʃiːlə] (listen); 12 June 1890 – 31 October 1918) was an Austrian painter. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. His work...  more
  • Josef Lada (born 17 December 1887 in Hrusice, Bohemia – 14 December 1957 in Prague, buried at Olšany Cemetery) was a Czech painter, illustrator and writer. He is best known as the illustrator of...  more
  • Jiří Šlitr (15 February 1924 in Zálesní Lhota near Jilemnice – 26 December 1969 in Prague) was a Czech songwriter, pianist, singer, actor and painter. Together with Jiří Suchý he significantly...  more
  • Vladimír Franz

    TV totem, Twin Castles - Bezděz and Bezděz

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    NationalityCzech Republic

    Art FormsPainting

    Vladimír Franz (born May 25, 1959 in Prague, Czechoslovakia), is a Czech composer, painter, university scholar and occasional journalist, poet and playwright. Since mid-1980s he has composed stage...  more
  • Josef Sudek

    Untitled [Night Street Scene with Trees and Lamp Post], Charles River Bridge

    BirthplaceKolín, Czech Republic

    NationalityCzech Republic

    Josef Sudek (17 March 1896, Kolín, Bohemia – 15 September 1976, Prague) was a Czech photographer, best known for his photographs of Prague....  more
  • Karel Teige (13 December 1900 – 1 October 1951) was a Czech modernist avant-garde artist, writer, critic and one of the most important figures of the 1920s and 1930s movement. He was a member of...  more
  • Adolf Born (12 June 1930 – 22 May 2016) was a Czech painter, illustrator, caricaturist, and filmmaker. For his lasting contribution as a children's illustrator, Born was a finalist for the biennial,...  more
  • Josef Kajetán Tyl (4 February 1808 – 11 July 1856; Czech pronunciation: [ˈjozɛf ˈkajɛtaːn ˈtɪl]) was a significant Czech dramatist, writer, and actor. He was a notable figure in the Czech National...  more
  • Miroslav Hák

    Untitled (dress form by window), Untitled (silhouetted street lamp)

    NationalityCzech Republic

    Miroslav Hák was a Czech photographer....  more
  • Helen Zelezny, also known in Europe as Helene Zelezny-Scholz, Helen Scholz, Helene Scholz-Zelezny or Helene Scholzová-Železná (16 August 1882 – 18 February 1974), was a Czech born sculptor and...  more
  • 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...  more
  • Eva Švankmajerová (September 25, 1940 – October 20, 2005) 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...  more
  • Vaclav Vaca (pronounced Vatslaf Vasa) (born 1948) is a Czech surrealist artist....  more
  • Karel Hájek

    Untitled (Men's Arms), Untitled (Blizzard in Prague)

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    NationalityCzech Republic

    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
  • Martina Krupičková

    Martina Krupičková (Czech pronounced [Kru-pich-kov-ah]) (born 15 September 1975) is a Czech artist who paints in the Post-Impressionism style. ...  more
  • Anton Depauly

    Anton Felix Depauly, was a Bohemian painter acting in Austria....  more
  • Anna Chromý is a Czech painter and sculptor. At the end of World War II, Chromy's family moved from Bohemia to Vienna, Austria. Her family did not have enough money for her to attend art school...  more
  • Jiří Růžek

  • Adolf Zika

    Adolf Zika (born 1972, Prachatice, Czech Republic) is a Czech photographer....  more
  • Peter Gric

    Peter Gric or Petr Gric (born 1968) is Austrian painter, drawer and illustrator originally from Czech Republic. In his art appear motives of futuristic landscapes and architecture, biomechanical...  more
  • Princess Stephanie of Windisch-Graetz

    Princess Stéphanie of Windisch-Graetz (April 4, 1909 in Ploskovice, Bohemia – May 29, 2005 in Uccle, Belgium) was the daughter of Prince Otto Weriand of Windisch-Graetz (1873–1952) and Archduchess...  more
  • Zuzana Licko (born Zuzana Ličko, 1961) is a Slovak-born American type designer known for co-founding the graphic design magazine Emigre and for creating numerous typefaces, including Mrs Eaves....  more
  • Karel Cudlín

    Karel Cudlín (born 28 June 1960) is a Czech photographer....  more
  • Milan Fano Blatný

    Milan Fano Blatn is a Czech photographer....