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STORCH-MARIEN, Otakar: KILIMA-NDZARO LASKY.
Basnicke fantasie z let 1926-28.
Cover and two drawings Josef Sima.
Praha, Storch-Marien, 1928.
8°, 51 pp. Orig. brochure. Orig. cover.
Aventinum, vol. 199. - First edition. - Preferential copy.
Limited edition number 38 of 50 numbered copies. - Japan paper. - Near intact.
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Josef Sima (March 19. 1891, Jaromer near Nachod - July 24. 1971, Paris, France)
Czech illustrator
, Painter, graphic artist.
Study: 1909 - 1911, Umeleckoprumyslova skola, Praha, prof. Emanuel Dite;
1911 - 1918 Akademie vytvarnych umeni, Praha, prof. Vlaho Bukovac, Jan Preisler; 1919 - 1920 Vysoke uceni technicke, Fakulta architektury, Brno.
Membership: Vojaci 1. svetové valky, Aventinska mansarda, Skupina vytvarnych umelcu v Brne, Sdruzeni ceskych umelcu grafiku Hollar, Umelecky svaz Devetsil, Le Grand Jeu, Umelecká beseda, SVU Manes.
Selected Collections: Moravska galerie v Brne; Museum Bochum, Narodni galerie v Praze, Oblastni galerie vytvarneho umeni, Litomerice.
Selected Solo Exhibitions: 1925 Josef Sima: Souborna vystava 1916-1925, Topicuv salon, Praha; 1928 Josef Sima: Vystava obrazu a kreseb z Parize, Aventinska mansarda, Praha; 1932 Josef Sima: Obrazy a kresby, Alsova sin Umelecke besedy, Praha; 1936 Josef Sima 1926-1936, Obecni dum, Praha; Josef Sima: Obrazy a kresby z let 1920-1963, Krajska galerie, Hradec Kralove; 1966 Joseph Sima: Ouvres anciennes et recentes, Le point cardinal, Paris; 1968 Josef Sima: Obrazy a kresby, Moravska galerie, Brno; 1968 Joseph Sima, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris; 1971-72 Sima: Ouvres recentes, Le point cardinal, Paris; 1974-75 Joseph Sima 1891-1971, Museum Bochum; 1977 Sima: Ouvres de 1921 a 1970, Galerie Engelberts, Geneve; 1981 Présence de Sima: 1891 - 1971, Le point cardinal, Paris; 1991 Josef Síma: Kresby, grafiky, ilustrace, Místodrzitelsky palac, Brno; 2014 Josef Síma: Zeme - svetlo, Museum Kampa - Nadace Jana a Medy Mladkovych, Praha; 2015 Joseph Sima: Visons du monde retrouve. Aquarelles inedites et peintures, Musee de l’Hospice Saint-Roch, Issoudun.
Selected Group Exhibitions: 1918 49. výstava S.V.U. Manes, Obecni dum, Praha; 1921 Tvrdosijni a hoste, Dum umelcu Rudolfinum, Praha; 1931 L´Ecole de Paris. Grafiky, kresby, akvarely a pastely, Obecni dum, Praha; 1947 Exhibition of Czechoslovak Modern Art, Royal Scottish Academy Building, Edinburgh; 1948 La Peinture moderne tchecoslovaque, Antwerpen; 1948 La Peinture moderne tchecoslovaque, Bruxelles; 1959 Masterpieces of Czech Art, Edinburgh; 1966 Comparaisons, Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris; 1966 Tschechische Zeichnungen und Graphik, Stadthalle Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau; 1968 Tsjechoslowaakse grafici, Museum van het Boek, Den Haag; 1969 Arte contemporanea in Cecoslovacchia, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma; 1972 Tjeckoslovakisk grafik av idag, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm; 1983 Dessins tcheques du 20e siecle, Centre Pompidou, Paris; 1986 Czechoslovak Prints from 1900 to 1970, The British Museum, London; 1989 Devetsil, A 20-as evek Cseh avantgardja, Mucsarnok, Budapest; 1994 Europa. Das Jahrhundert der Avantgarde in Mittel- und Osteuropa, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn; 2002 Josef Sima a Otakar Storch - Marien, Galerie Zdenek Sklenar, Litomysl; 2007 Vzpominka na Aventinskou mansardu Otakara Storcha-Mariena, Galerie Zdenek Sklenar, Praha; 2011 New Formations: Czech Avant-Garde Art and Modern Glass from the Roy and Mary Cullen Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
Selected Literature:
1975, Encyklopedie du surrealisme; 1993, Novy slovnik ceskoslovenskych vytvarnych umelcu (II. díl; L - Z); 1995, Nova encyklopedie ceskeho vytvarneho umeni (N-Z); 2006, Slovnik ceskych a slovenskych vytvarnych umelcu 1950 - 2006 (XVI. San - Sta)
References: Smejkal 31, Bibliograficky soupis kniznich uprav. In: Josef Sima, 1988.

Otakar Storch-Marien September 16. 1897, Vodnany - March 12. 1974, Praha
Czech poet, journalist, writer, publisher


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