FRANTISEK  DRTIKOL
Photographer

 

(1883 - 1961)

One of the most important Czech photographers of the twentieth century. He was dedicated to photography since 1901 through 1935, he painted at the same time and after he had ceased photography he devoted himself mainly to philosophy. He was one of the most famous Czech artists in his time. His portraits and particulary nude photographs to order brought the most fame to his originator. In these works, the late19th century decorative style is reflected as well as the signs of a new age symbolized by geometric backgrounds and the movement of the age.
He died in 1961, lonely and forgotten. Nowadays, his place in the Czech and International photography can hardly be replaced.

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