Eva Fuka

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Eva Fuka-Engle (May 5, 1927 – November 25, 2015) was an American photographer. She was born in 1927 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.[1][2][3]

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 US. Her first husband died from diabetes in 1977. She married David H Engle in 1986. At the time of her death, Fuka was retired and split her time between New York City, Prague, Paris and the French Alps where she spent her summers.

She died on 25 November 2015 at the age of 88.[4]


  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. 
  3. ^ "Zemřela fotografka Eva Fuková. Bylo jí 88 let - Lidé - Lidovky.cz". Lidovky.cz. 
  4. ^ Eva Fuka, photographer - obituary