Saturday, December 15, 2012

Portraits & Genre Paintings by Czech artist Václav Brožík 1851-1901



Václav Brožík (Czech artist, 1851-1901) Childrens' Toilette


Vaclav Brozik was born into a poor family of 7 children, which moved to the outskirts of Prague, when he was a toddler. Young Vaclav became an apprentice lithographer, but his real interest was in painting. Initially, he studied art at the Academy of Arts in Prague in 1868.  Brozik briefly moved to Germany to study painting in Dresden & Munich. But Paris was his dream. When Brozik left for Paris in 1876, he did not know a word of French, but he brought with him was 2 letters of recommendation. Within 2 years he became recognized, as he was awarded a gold medal at the Salon de Paris. He married a daughter of a wealthy art dealer in Paris, who helped him achieve success in French high society. He spent his time traveling between Prague, where he taught at the Academy from 1893, and Paris, where his family lived. In 1896, he was elected as a foreign member and the successor of John Millais in the French Academie des beaux-arts.


Václav Brožík (Czech artist, 1851-1901) Woman in Profile


 Václav Brožík (Czech artist, 1851-1901) Family Scene


Václav Brožík (Czech artist, 1851-1901) Madame Christane Fuller


Václav Brožík (Czech artist, 1851-1901) Prvni Kruky


 Václav Brožík (Czech artist, 1851-1901) Girl in Armchair


 Václav Brožík (Czech artist, 1851-1901) Boy with Hoop


 Václav Brožík (Czech artist, 1851-1901) Seated Lady


Václav Brožík (Czech artist, 1851-1901 Children in the Woods


Václav Brožík (Czech artist, 1851-1901) Woman in Gown


Václav Brožík (Czech artist, 1851-1901) Dreaming of Her Love


Václav Brožík (Czech artist, 1851-1901) Lady and a Greyhound c 1895


 Václav Brožík (Czech artist, 1851-1901) Pasacka Hus


Václav Brožík (Czech artist, 1851-1901)  Divka

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