Vincenc Beneš

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Vincenc Beneš (22 January 1883 in Lišice, Hradec Králové – 27 March 1979 in Prague) was a Czech painter.

He studied at the College of Applied Arts in Prague (1902–1904) and Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (1904–1907). From 1909 to 1911 and again from 1917 to 1949 he was a member of the Mánes Union of Fine Arts.[1] His style was initially influenced by cubism and fauvism, and later formed realistic oil paintings, showing the effect of Neo-Classicism. He contributed to the Art Monthly periodical.

Among his most important works include a series of landscapes for the National Theatre, and some battlefields in France.

In 1963 he was named a National Artist. He died in 1979.

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