Oskar Brázda

1887 – 1977

Born in Pardubice, Brázda is a painter of remarkable inventiveness.

He studied in Vienna and later, directly by the emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, was awarded a scholarship to study in Rome where he settled. Here he became a popular portrait painter of the local notables and, as a member of the Rome Secession, repeatedly exhibited at the Venice Bienalle. After the return to Bohemia he bought a chateau in the locality of Líčkov which confistated from him by the Nazis and later by the Communists. Today, there is a memorial and gallery of Oskar Brázda that were looked after by his second wife Marie.

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