* 23rd SEPTEMBER 1871 IN OPOČNO, OSTBÖHMEN
Art nouveau, Neo-Impressionism and Cubism are styles that are attributed to the Czech painter Frantisek Kupka. From 1887 he studied at the Academy for Visual Art in Prague and from 1891 at the Academy of Visual Art in Vienna. In 1894 he went to Paris and took part in the World Exhibition of 1900. From 1911 he was a member of the group ‘Puteaux’. From this point on he began to paint abstract paintings. After surviving the First World War, he taught from 1918 to 1920 at the Art Academy in Prague. His book ‘Creation in the Plastic Arts’ was published in 1922. Between 1931 and 1934 he was a member of the artistic group ‘Abstract Création’. In 1955 he took part in documenta I in Kassel. He died in 1957 in Puteaux. His work is to be found in the largest art collections and museums in Europe.
† 21st JUNE OR 24th JUNE 1957 IN PUTEAUX NEAR PARIS (F)