Jan Zrzavý – an important protagonist of the Czech avant-garde

Photo: Galerie výtvarného umění v Chebu/Společnost Jana Zrzavého, z. s.

Jan Zrzavý was a painter, illustrator and scenographer, and a leading representative of the Czech avant-garde. He was a mysterious, solitary artist living in his own world, rarely open to anyone else. Although he was never admitted to the Prague Academy of Arts, his paintings now sell for millions of dollars at auction.

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