Lot 114
Max Švabinský (1873 - 1962) NOONTIME IN JUNE

1941
Woodcut on paper
In frame 615 x 465 mm (h x w)
Signed: Signed lower left on print: "M. Švab. 1941", lower right in pencil: "M. Švabinský", lower left in pencil: "8/10"

Starting price
15 000 CZK
   |   588 €
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26 000 CZK
   |   1 020 €
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Leading Czech painter and printmaker Max Švabinský studied under Maximilián Pirner at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, where he later led the special printmaking department. His oeuvre developed out of Symbolism and Impressionism, which also marked his sensory relationship to nature and the female figure. He was an excellent draftsman and engraver exhibiting exceptional technical skill and a strong sense for detail. Over the course of his career from 1897–1961 his graphic art underwent many creative transitions. He also earned acclaim as the creator of the “Czech hall of fame” portrait gallery, which features Czech literary classics, visual artists, scientists and politicians, but he also made portraits of international figures. Other areas of interest were landscape drawing and printmaking that built on Post-impressionism and featured a personal, luminescent milieu.