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 Jan Matulka  (1890 - 1972)

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Lived/Active: New York / Czech Republic      Known for: cubist figure, landcape and still life painting

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Birth
1890 (Prague, Czechoslovakia)
 
Death
1972 (New York City)

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New York / Czech Republic




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cubist figure, landcape and still life painting

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Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Jan Matulka became a leading modernist working with Stuart Davis to find a new type of Cubism based on distortion of forms.  The totality of his work ranged from traditional to abstract, reflecting the changes in the art world of 20th century America.

In 1907, he came to the Bronx, New York where he had a poverty-ridden childhood with a mother who tried to raise a family by herself.  From 1908 to 1917, he studied at the National Academy of (showing 500 of 3841 characters).



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