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ID: 500005599
 
Record Type: Person
Funke, Jaromír (Czech photographer and theorist, 1896-1945)

Note: Born 1 August 1896; died 22 March 1945. Funke was a co-founder with Joseph Sudek of the Czech Photographic Society in 1924, and is one of the premier representatives of Czech modernist photography of the 1920s and 1930s . He advocated for the abandonment of old-fashioned methods of representation and the use of unique effects available in the photographic medium, such as the photogram. His images rest squarely in the functionalist and constructivist school of the Soviet avant-garde. He photographed urban architecture and still lifes, always with an emphasis on extreme angles and diagonal lines. In 1931 he had his first exhibition in Prague. He served as a professor of photography at the School of Arts and Crafts in Bratislava, 1931-1935; then at the Prague School of Graphic Arts until 1944. During this time he published a book and was the editor of a photography journal. He was forced into hard labor during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia and died soon after.

Names:
Funke, Jaromír (preferred,V,index,LC)
Jaromír Funke (V,display)
Funke, Jaromir (V)

Nationalities:
Czech (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
theorist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Died:  Prague (Středočeský, Czech Republic) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Sutnar, Ladislav  ca. 1930s
................................  (American and Czech designer, 1897-1976) [500036768]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Funke, Jaromír (I)

Biographies:
(Czech photographer and theorist, 1896-1945) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1896-1945) ..... [GRL]
(Czech photographer, 1896-1945) ..... [Grove Art]
(Czech photographer, 1896-1945) ..... [BHA]
(Czech, 1896-1945) ..... [JPGM]
(Czech photographer; born Skutec (Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic) 1896; died Prague (Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic), 1945) ..... [CCA]

Sources and Contributors:
Funke, Jaromír ........ [BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred]
..............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..............................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 88643970
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Funke, Jaromir ........ [CCA, JPGM Preferred]
..............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Jaromír Funke ........ [CCA, VP]
............................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)

Subject: ........ [BHA, CCA, GRL, Grove Art, JPGM, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Czech Modernism (1989) 244
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  History of Photography 3/3 (1979)
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA, VP]
.......... Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 4 April 2005
.......... Prague: 1900-1938 (1997) 296
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