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Jindřich Honzl

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Theater director and theoretician, Jindřich Honzl participated in Devětsil before becoming one of the founder members of the Prague group in 1934. His productions for the New Theatre in Prague included many surrealist works, often...

Karel Šebek

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A poet and collagist on the margins of the Prague group during the 1960s, Šebek’s life was marked by mental illness and prolonged stays in clinical institutions, during which time he also took part in experiments with LSD. First introduced...

Karel Hynek

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Karel Hynek was a poet who became part of the Prague group upon meeting Karel Teige in 1948. He contributed to the early surrealist samizdat anthology Signs of the Zodiac, and collaborated on plays with Vratislav Effenberger. His early...

Stanislav Dvorský

Petr Král

Petr Král is a poet and essayist. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Between 1959 and 1970, with other writers of his generation, Stanislav Dvorský participated in the activities of the group in Prague gathered around Vratislav Effenberger. He contributed both as a poet and as the author of reflective texts,...

František Janoušek

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...František Janoušek had associated his work with surrealism by 1929, but didn’t join the Prague group when it was formed in 1934 and remained on its margins. His imagery conjures up ill-defined, grotesque figures with organic...

Ludvik Šváb

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Psychiatrist, movie historian and jazz musician, he was a member of the Prague group from 1952 until his death. Šváb’s interests in psychiatric experiments were an important impetus for the group’s prioritization of research...

Václav Tikal

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A member of the Ra group during and in the immediate aftermath of the war, Václav Tikal was a painter who joined the Prague group when it was re-formed in 1951 and contributed to the samizdat albums Signs of the Zodiac and Object. Haunted...

František Muzika

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...František Muzika was a painter, graphic designer, stage designer and illustrator. A member of Devětsil and Mánes, in his early work Muzika developed a form of lyrical cubism. After 1930, influenced by de Chirico, he gravitated towards...

Milan Nápravník

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Participant in the Prague group between 1958 and 1966, and then between 1989 and 1993. A poet, painter and theorist, Nápravník earned a living as a television and radio editor. Following the 1968 invasion, he emigrated to West Germany where...

Josef Istler

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Josef Istler was a painter initially associated with the Ra group in Prague and with the Revolutionary Surrealists in Paris, before becoming involved in the surrealist group in Prague. In 1947–8 he made a film with Vratislav Effenberger...