Ota Janeček was a Czech artist who had a significant impact on modern Czech painting, sculpture, free graphics and book illustrations...
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(* 1919, Pardubičky při Pardubicích – †1996, Prague, CZ) Ota Janeček was Czech artist who significantly influenced modern Czech painting, sculpture, free graphics and book illustrations. He brought to the post-war art a deep relationship to nature, which was his constant inspiration. In his work from the 1940s we find a reference to Amedeo Modigliani. Ota Janeček was awarded the Marie Majer Award in 1964 and in 1969 the awards of Minister of Culture. In 1985, he was nominated as a merited artist. In addition to painting, a very significant part of his work was graphic creation, especially linocut, lithography and dry needle. Ota Janeček created about 1000 graphics sheets.


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Janeček Ota

Janeček Ota

(* 1919, Pardubičky při Pardubicích – †1996, Prague, CZ)

Ota Janeček was Czech artist who significantly influenced modern Czech painting, sculpture, free graphics and book illustrations. He brought to the post-war art a deep relationship to nature, which was his constant inspiration. In his work from the 1940s we find a reference to Amedeo Modigliani. Ota Janeček was awarded the Marie Majer Award in 1964 and in 1969 the awards of Minister of Culture. In 1985, he was nominated as a merited artist. In addition to painting, a very significant part of his work was graphic creation, especially linocut, lithography and dry needle. Ota Janeček created about 1000 graphics sheets.

HIS WORKS ARE PRESENTED IN THE GALLERIES /selection/...

National gallery in Prague (CZ)
Tate Gallery, Londýn (GB)
National Library in Paris (FR)
MC Nay Institute, San Antonio (USA)
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts (JP)
National Gallery of Wales (UK)