Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Arnost Hofbauer - Czech Figurative Artist


MÄDCHEN MIT SEEROSEN, EIN FARBENSPIEL which is translated as Girl with Water Lilies, A Color Game by Arnost Hofbauer

The print is for sale on Ebay.

Cover design for Volné Směry, 1898, from A Polar Bear's Tale.

Biography from ArtPlus.cz:
Arnošt Hofbauer ( 26 April 1869 Prague - 11 January 1944 Prague) Czech painter and graphic artist. He studied at a school of applied arts in Prague and later at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. His teachers were Vojtěch Hynais, Maxmilián Pirner and František Ženíšek. In 1897 he went to Wienna. His work is significant for his applied graphic art connecting the Art Nouveau biomorph ornaments with geometrical shapes. He was one of the founding members of SVU Mánes for which he created numerous posters.




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