Bohumil Kafka

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Bohumil Kafka
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Bohumil Kafka
Born(1878-02-14)14 February 1878
Died24 November 1942(1942-11-24) (aged 64)
Alma materAcademy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague
Occupationsculptor and pedagogue

Bohumil Kafka (14 February 1878 in Nová Paka - 24 November 1942 in Prague) was a Czech sculptor and pedagogue.

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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