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SEIFERT, Jaroslav: MOZART V PRAZE. Trinact rondeaux.
Copper engravings Jiri Antonin Svengsbir.
Praha, Jaroslav Picka, 1946.
16°, no pag. [32]. Loose sheets, orig. wrappers, orig. dust jacket.
Six original copper engravings, five engravings signed "J.A.S." in the plate lower right. One of 53 unnumbered copies. Print Jaroslav Picka. Signature of Jaroslav Seifert and J. A. Svengsbir on the colophon. - Wrappers and dust jacket with small signs of wear and in very good condition, loose sheets intact.
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Jaroslav Seifert ( 23 September 1901, Praha - 10 January 1986, Praha )
Czech lyric poet, novelist, journalist and translator. Co-founder of the avant-garde Art association Devetsil (1920), signatory of Charter 77, Nobel Prize-winning in Literature 1984.
Selected bibliography:
1921, Mesto v slzach
1923, Sama laska
1925, Na vlnach TSF
1926, Slavik zpiva spatne
1929, Postovni holub
1933, Jablko z klina
1936, Ruce Venusiny
1937, Jaro, sbohem
1938, Zhasnete svetla
1940, Svetlem odena
1944, Kamenny most
1948, Ruka a plamen
1954, Maminka
1965, Koncert na ostrove
1967, Odlevani zvonu
1967, Halleyova kometa
1977, Morovy sloup
1979, Destnik z Piccadilly
1983, Byti basnikem
1967, Halleyova kometa

Jiri Antonin Svengsbir ( 19 April 1921, Praha - 3 March 1983, Praha )
Graphic artist, engraver, illustrator,...

Study: 1945-1950, Vysoka skola umeleckoprumyslova, Praha, prof. Antonín Strnadel.
Membership: Umelecka beseda, Svaz ceskoslovenskych vytvarnych umelcu, Grafis, Sdruzení ceskych umelcu grafiku Hollar.
Selected Collections: Narodni galerie v Praze; Pamatnik narodniho písemnictvi, Praha; Narodni muzeum, Praha; Muzeum hlavniho mesta Prahy; Harvard University, USA.
Selected Solo Exhibitions: 1954, Jiri Antonin Svengsbir: Grafika, kresby, akvarely, znamková tvorba, Galerie Hollar, Praha; 1960, Jiri Svengsbir, Kabinet umeni, Brno; 1963, Jiri Svengsbir: Kresby, Galerie Hollar, Praha; 1971, Jiri Svengsbir: Grafika, Narodní muzeum, Praha; 1972, Jiri Svengsbir: Kresby, grafika, Kabinet grafiky, Brno; 1978, Jiri Svengsbir: Má Praha,Vystavní sin Umeni-Knihy, Praha; 1985, Jiri Svengsbir, Galeria vytvarneho umenia, Presov.
Group Exhibitions: Amount of group exhibitions since 1950 up to the present.

Selected Literature: 1959, Hlavacek Zdenek: Jiri Svengsbir (Grafika), Nakladatelstvi ceskoslovenskych vytvarnych umelcu, Praha; 1979, Dvorak Frantisek: Soucasne exlibris, Odeon, Praha; 1993, Novy slovnik ceskoslovenskych vytvarnych umelcu (II. dil; L - Z); 2006, Slovnik ceskych a slovenskych vytvarnych umelcu 1950 - 2006 (XVII. Ste - Tich); 2006, Nova encyklopedie ceskeho vytvarneho umeni (Dodatky).

Jaroslav Picka ( 30 January 1897, Praha - 26 June 1957, Praha )
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