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BREZINA, Otokar: SVITANI NA ZAPADE.
Drawing on the cover and eleven original etchings Jan Konupek, typographic layout Josef Sonberg.
Praha, Jan Pohorely, 1948.
Folio, no paging [76]. Loose leaves, orig. cover.
Vltava, vol. 3. - Limited edition number 119 of 300 numbered copies. The etchings printed Mirro Pergassi and signed by Jan Konupek. Signature of Jan Konupek on the colophon. - As new.
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Jan Konupek ( October 10. 1883, Mlada Boleslav - March 15. 1950, Nove Mesto nad Metuji )
Painter, illustrator, graphic artist, ...
Study: 1903 - 1906 Architecture, Technical University in Prague, 1906 - 1908 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, prof. Vlaho Bukovac, Maxmilian Pirner and Alessandro de Pian.
Membership: The co-founder of the art associations Sursum and Artel.
Selected Solo Exhibitions: 1939, Hollar, Praha; 1968, Hollar, Praha; 1969, GVU Roudnice nad Labem; 1969, Galerie Fronta, Praha; 1970, Oblastni muzeum Pisek; 1980, Museum Bochum; 1984, GHMP.
Selected Group Exhibitions: 1910, Sursum, KPU, Brno; 1912, Sursum, Obecni dum, Praha; 1976, Sursum, KG, Hradec Králove; 1990, Tri grafici ceskeho symbolismu, GVU Ostrava.
Selected Literature: Arno Sanka: Graficke dilo Jana Konupka. Jan Konupek - Fragmenty studie, Veraikon 16, 1930, str. 9-27; Miloslav Novotny: Knizni grafika Jana Konupka, Cesky bibliofil 5, 1933, str. 43-86;
Okenko do dilny umelcovy,... 1-5, Praha, 1940-1949; Zizka: Grafické dilo J. K., Praha, 1943; Jaroslav Pesina: Ceska moderni grafika, Praha 1946; Frantisek Kobliha: Konupkuv svet myslenek a snu, Hollar, 1943; Antonin Friedl: Jan Konupek, Umeni, 1944; Konupek, Jan: Zivot v umeni, Praha, 1947; Frantisek Smejkal: Ceská symbolistni grafika, Umeni 16, 1968, str. 1-25; Grimm-Hartmann: Knizni výzdoby J. K., Praha, 1972; Frantisek Smejkal: Ceska kresba prelomu stoleti, Hradec Kralove 1974; Frantisek Smejkal: Sursum 1910-1912, KG Hradec Kralove, 1976; Nova encyklopedie ceskeho vytvarneho umeni, Academia, Praha, 1995.

Otokar Brezina ( September 13. 1868, Pocatky - March 25. 1929, Jaromerice nad Rokytnou )
Czech teacher, poet and essayist.
His remarkable poetry earned Brezina a number honorary titles: in 1913 he became a corresponding member, and in 1923 a regular member of the Czech Academy of Arts and Sciences, in 1919 he received an honorary doctorate from Charles University, Prague. However, he turned down the offer to become a professor at the new University of Brno in 1921. In 1921 and again in 1929 he was a Czech candidate for the Nobel Prize for literature.
Bibliography:
Tajemne dalky (Mysteroius Distances), a collection of poems, 1895
Svitani na zapade (Daybreak in the West), a collection of poems, 1896
Vetry od polu (Winds from the Poles), a collection of poems, 1897
Stavitele chramu (The Builders of the Church), a collection of poems, 1899
Ruce (Hands), a collection of poems, 1901
Hudba pramenu (The Music of the Sources), a collection of essays, 1903
Posthumously: Skryte dejiny (The Hidden History), a collection of essays, 1970. ed. by J. Zika.



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