Josef Lada: Švejk illustrator and painter of Czech Christmas

Photo: Roman Verner, Czech Radio

Josef Lada is undoubtedly one of the best-loved Czech painters of all time. He is known for his illustrations of children’s books as well as for his landscape and village paintings, many of which have appeared on Czech Christmas cards. The self-taught artist is also noted around the world for his illustrations of Jaroslav Hašek’s The Good Soldier Švejk.

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Authors: Barbora Navrátilová, Tomáš Pancíř