(1887 - 1965)
Jerome Jaroslav Klapka was active/lived in Illinois, California. Jerome Klapka is known for figure, portrait and landscape painting, illustration.
Biography Jerome Klapka
Jerome Jaroslav Klapka was born in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) and was living in Chicago by 1902, when he enrolled in the Saturday children's class at the Art Institute. Klapka studied there intermittently in the following years, as well as at the American Academy of Art. His most important instructors were portraitists Antonin Sterba and Wellington Reynolds.
Klapka apparently devoted the early part of his career in Chicago to commercial and advertising art. After working in Detroit from 1929 to 1931, he returned to the area, living in west-suburban Oak Park and then in nearby Berwyn until 1940.
Klapka was most visible as a fine artist in Chicago during the 1930s, when he participated twice in the Art Institute's annual
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