Bohumil Kafka

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Bohumil Kafka
Boettinger, Hugo - Bohumil Kafka (1913).jpg
Born (1878-02-14)February 14, 1878
Nová Paka, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire
Died November 24, 1942(1942-11-24) (aged 64)
Prague, Bohemia and Moravia
Nationality Czech
Alma mater Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague
Occupation sculptor and pedagogue

Bohumil Kafka was a Czech sculptor and pedagogue, born February 14, 1878 in Nová Paka, Bohemia and died on November 24, 1942.

He studied in Prague with sculptor Josef Václav Myslbek before moving to Vienna and then Paris to continue his studies. He worked in London, Berlin and Rome before returning and settling in Prague. He frequently worked in an Expressive symbolist style, was a noted animalier as well as being known for his decorative sculpture. He was considered a predecessor to the Art Nouveau style and was highly influenced by the works of Auguste Rodin.



  • Mackay, James, The Dictionary of Sculptors in Bronze, Antique Collectors Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk 1977
  • Matějček, Antonín and Zdeněk Wirth, Modern and Contemporary Czech Art, George Routledge & Sons, Ltd. London, 1924
  • Pavitt, Jane, Prague; The Buildings of Europe, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2000

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