Adolf Kašpar

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Adolf Kašpar (before 1934)
Title page of the book Filosofská historie, 27th edition.

Adolf Kašpar (27 December 1877 in Bludov[1] – 29 June 1934 in Železná Ruda), was a Czech painter and illustrator.

Life[edit]

The son of a general wares dealer, Kašpar studied at Prague Academy under Maxmilián Pirner.[2]

His mentor was Hanus Schwaiger,[3] a famous Czech painter and children's book illustrator. Schwaiger recommended Kašpar to the academy[4] and exerted much influence over his life and art.[2][5]

In 1907, Kaspar married to Jitka Řepkovou in Velehrad.[6]

Works[edit]

Kašpar perfected his pieces by collecting information from Czech literature. He became famous by illustrating Babička,[7] a book by the Czech author Božena Němcová. His illustrations can also be found in other works by Alois Jirásek, Jan Neruda, Karel Václav Rais and František Ladislav Čelakovský. During this time, he also worked as graphic artist and made watercolors and pictures of his birthplace.

Memorials[edit]

  • Adolf Kašpar Memorial in Loštice. The memorial is situated in the house where Kašpar used to spend summers with his family from 1911 to 1932. The artist´s family and friends helped to assemble his masterpieces for the memorial's art collection.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Record of birth and baptism
  2. ^ a b Spurný, František. "Bludov dříve a nyní - Adolf Kašpar". Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ Scheybal J. V.: Adolf Kašpar, Život a dílo (Prague, 1957)
  4. ^ Gregorová, Jaroslava. "Šumperk, la région de l'illustrateur Adolf Kašpar". Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Adolf Kašpar Dejum" (PDF). p. 7. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ http://www.bludov.cz/o_bludove/vyznamni_rodaci_a_osobnosti/adolf_kaspar/adolf_kaspar.pdf
  7. ^ Hoffmann, Bohuslav. "Po(ne)kašparovské ilustrace (interpretace) // Babičky Boženy Němcové" (PDF). Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  8. ^ "The Adalf Kašpar Memorial in Loštice". Retrieved October 30, 2015.