Frantisek Gross

paintings, drawings, graphics


Exhibition  one of the most eminent artists in the late 20th century focuses on works from 60th and 70th years. Melted as well as works from his work in the Group 42 Francis Gross was born on 19 4th 1909 in Nova Paka. In 1927 he moved to Prague to study there technique, but soon transferred to the Decorative Arts in the studio of Frantisek Kysela. There he meets up with a friend from Nova Paka Ladislav Zívr and gets acquainted with Francis Hudecek. Leaving the Decorative Arts in 1930 means for all three in a separate step artistic life, which was initially influenced by cubism, and then mainly due to Henry Chalupeck surrealism. First issued in 1931 by L. Zivr in Nova Paka. Since 1936, he participated in Zlin salons and exhibitions since 1937 in the EF Burian Theatre, for the D37 to create curtain komornímu performance Jaroslav Seifert. In the forties he paints mainly košířskou periphery, neglected yards, abandoned things. The city is on his paintings appear like an organism in which the existence of people translates into buildings and things that have been created. The exhibition theme of this city by a number of drawings and paintings. In November 1942, stands at the heart of working groups (Blatny, Gross, Chalupecky, Kotalik, Kolar, Kotik, Lhoták, balls, Cream, Zivr), for which the post-war assumed name of Group 42 After the breakup of the Fr. Gross together with Fr. Hudec and L. Zivr becoming a member of the Radar, which focused on creative analysis of technical civilization. From this period we may encounter in the exhibition with a number of different machines, mechanisms, and fanciful figures that fascinated Fr. Grosse throughout his life, ie. until 1985, when he died.