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ID: 500115342
 
Record Type: Person
Čapek, Josef (Czech painter, printmaker and author, 1887-1945)

Note: Czech avant-garde artist and author who combined expressionism and cubism in his work. He studied at the School of Decorative Arts in Prague from 1904 to 1910. He was a member of both the Group of Plastic Artists, and the Mánes Association of Plastic Artists. Also worked as a member of the Stiffnecked group and exhibited with them in 1918. He exhibited with Umlěcka beseda and co-edited the magazine "Zivot." Along with his brother Karel, he was deeply concerned with moral and social issues and vehemently opposed the Nazis. He died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during World War II.

Names:
Čapek, Josef (preferred,V,index,LC)
Josef Čapek (V,display)
Capek, Josef (V)
Josef Capek (V)
צ׳אפק, יוזף (U)

Nationalities:
Czech (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
critic
painter
printmaker
author
graphic designer
designer
scenographer
writer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Hronov (Vychodocesky Kraj, Czech Republic) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Prague (Středočeský, Czech Republic) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Čapek, Josef (I)

Biographies:
(Czech painter, printmaker and author, 1887-1945) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1887-1945) ..... [GRL]
(Czech painter, 1887-1945) ..... [Grove Art]
(Czech artist, 1887-1945) ..... [WCP]
(Czech painter, printmaker, author, critic, 1887-1945) ..... [BHA]
(Czech artist, 1887-1945) ..... [WL-Courtauld]

Sources and Contributors:
Čapek, Josef ........ [BHA Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred]
.........................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
.........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
.........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50032568
Capek, Josef ........ [VP, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..........................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
..........................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 89
..........................  Witt Library, Authority files
Josef Čapek ........ [VP]
.......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Josef Capek ........ [VP, WL-Courtauld]
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
צ׳אפק, יוזף ........ [GRL]
......................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50032568

Subject: ........ [BHA, GRL, Grove Art, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Encyklopedie Českého Výtvarného Uměni (1975)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 89
....................  Vollmer, Künstler-Lexikon 20. Jahrhunderts (1953-62)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 89
.......... Vegesack, Czech Cubism (1992) 324
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