1844 – 1910
Czech painter of the second half of the 19th century, representative of late Romanticism whose artistic direction was shaped already during his studies in Munich where, under the influence of the so-called Munich school, he focused on the depiction of marine elements. For a number of years he also lived in Rome where he became successful. Later he became a member of the Vienna Secession group and even the Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria himself bought his work representing the clash of Tritons. In Bohemia, however, he was not as popular - the artist's exhibition in 1910 was ridiculed which hurt the sensitive artist so profoundly that he committed suicide by jumping to the sea.