Eva Fuka

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Eva Fuka-Engle (born May 5, 1927) is an American photographer. She was born in 1927 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.[1][2]

In 1942, she attended the State School of Graphic Arts in Prague under Professor Rudolf Skopec, and later studied at the Academy of Visual Arts, from 1945 to 1950. She married fellow-artist Vladimir Fuka in 1950, and gave birth to her only child, Ivana, in 1951. A member of a group of dissident intellectuals (including Jiří Kolář, Jan Hanč, Kamil Lhoták, Jan Rychlík, Zdeněk Urbánek, and Josef Schwarz), she was known for her melancholic works and surreal effects.

In 1967 she defected with her family to the United States. Her first husband succumbed to diabetes in 1977, and Fuka remarried David H Engle in 1986. She is now retired, and shares her time between New York City, Prague, Paris, and the French Alps where she spends her summers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Willoughby, Ian (21 May 2007). "Eva Fuka - Part 1". Radio Prague. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Willoughby, Ian (22 May 2007). "Eva Fuka - Part 2". Radio Prague. Retrieved 25 February 2011.