Jaroslav Krupka Water Lily Pads
Photo Date 1920s Print Date 1920s
Dimensions 11 x 14-15/16 in. (279 x 379 mm)
Photo Country Czech Republic
Photographer Country Czech Republic
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About This Image
A beautiful bromoil print.
Jaroslav Krupka was born in 1884 and died shortly after WWII in 1947. He trained as an engineer and was an amateur who worked primarily in the bromoil process and was active in the 1920-30s. He displayed his work in many of the leading salons in America, France, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Czechoslovakia and other European venues. He was even a salon judge himself.
Krupka lived in Prague during his active period. He illustrated his wife's book, "Dvanáct Mesícku" in 1937. He is listed in Auer & Auer and in the George Eastman House databases. Also see: Mlcoch and Scheufler, Cesky Pictorialismus, 1895-1928, p.30-31 for biographical information on Krupka and four other of his photographs. The J. Paul Getty Museum and the George Eastman House have examples of his work in their collections.