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ID: 500012376
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500012376

 
Record Type: Person
Váchal, Josef (Czech painter, printmaker, and sculptor, 1884-1969)

Note: Painter and printmaker who worked in an expressionist style, and was inspired by theosophy and mysticism. He studied bookbinding in Prague in his early teens, which informed his work throughout his life. He created books with a hand press using his own hand-carved type and embellished with woodcut illustrations. Impressed by the work of Gauguin, he began after 1906 to create primitivist scupture and objects. Váchal co-founded the Sursum group in 1910, and was one of its principal protagonists in the late Secessionist period. Largely self-taught, he followed no school or trend, but developed his own visual vocabulary resembling folk art. Known for the "Portmoneum:" a work created on the walls of a patron's house in Litomysl, Moravia, in the early 1920s.

Names:
Váchal, Josef (preferred,V,index)
Josef Váchal (V,display)
Vachal, Josef (V)
Josef Vachal (V)

Nationalities:
Czech (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
printmaker
sculptor
author
bookmaker
illustrator
writer

Gender: male

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

Biographies:
(Czech painter, printmaker, and sculptor, 1884-1969) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Czech painter, printmaker, author, sculptor, 1886-1969) ..... [BHA]
(Czech artist, 1884-) ..... [WCP]
(Czech artist, born 1884) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(Czech printmaker, 1884-1969) ..... [Grove Art]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Josef Váchal ........ [VP]
..........................  BHA, Authority file (1973-) accessed 28 October 2004
Josef Vachal ........ [VP]
..........................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
Váchal, Josef ........ [BHA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred]
............................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
Vachal, Josef ........ [WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
............................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
............................  Witt Library, Authority files

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, Grove Art, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-) accessed 28 October 2004
....................  Czech Modernism (1989)
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Encyklopedie Českého Výtvarného Uměni (1975)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n82074196
....................  Gorenflo, Bildenden Künstler (1988)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n82074196
....................  Vollmer, Künstler-Lexikon 20. Jahrhunderts (1953-62)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 28 October 2004
.......... Prague: 1900-1938 (1997) 304
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