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ID: 500122458
 
Record Type: Person
Kotěra, Jan (Czech architect, 1871-1923)

Note: Considered the father of Czech modern architecture. He studied first at the German Technical School in Plzeň, then with Otto Wagner at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts from 1894-1897. His early projects were characterized by floral motifs and a lyrical sensibility, though in his major works from 1908 to 1913, he renounced this initial decorative tendency in favor of rationalist, functionalist aesthetic and the use of bare brick. He is not associated with the cubism of his students Janák and Gočár, though his last projects show some signs of the cubist influence. He acted as president of the Mánes Association of Plastic Artists, and professor at the Prague School of Applied Arts 1898-1910, and Prague School of Fine Arts from 1911 until his death in 1923. He influenced many Czech modernist architects active in the early 20th century. Czech architect.

Names:
Kotěra, Jan (preferred,V)
Jan Kotěra (V,display)
Kotera, Jan (V)

Nationalities:
Czech (preferred)

Roles:
architect (preferred)
designer
furniture designer
teacher

Gender: male

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

Events:
winner of contest/prize:   Prix de Rome

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
teacher of ....  Gočár, Josef  
..................  (Czech architect, 1880-1945) [500009079]
teacher of ....  Janák, Pavel  
..................  (Czech architect, 1882-1956) [500000402]
teacher of ....  Krejcar, Jaromír  
..................  (Czech architect and educator, 1895-1949) [500015870]
teacher of ....  Novotný, Otakar  
..................  (Czech architect, 1880-1959) [500005987]
teacher of ....  Stěpánek, Josef  
..................  (Czech architect and sculptor, 1889-1964) [500069451]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Kotěra, Jan (I)

Biographies:
(Czech architect, 1871-1923) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Czech architect, 1871-1923) ..... [Grove Art]
(Czech architect, 1871-1923) ..... [AVERY]

Sources and Contributors:
Jan Kotěra ........ [VP]
......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Kotěra, Jan ........ [AVERY Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred]
........................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
........................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
........................  Vegesack, Czech Cubism (1992) 326
Kotera, Jan ........ [VP]
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, Grove Art, VP]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) accessed 1 April 2005
....................  Prague: 1900-1938 (1997) 298
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  Vegesack, Czech Cubism (1992) 326
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Prague: 1900-1938 (1997) 298
.......... Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
.......... Vegesack, Czech Cubism (1992) 326
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