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Josef Capek

 (1887 - 1945)
Josef Capek was active/lived in Czech Republic.  Josef Capek is known for abstract painting, poetry writing, collaborative playwright.

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Josef Capek was a Czech artist. He studied at the Academy of Art in his hometown of Prague before setting out to Paris in 1910. During his one year stay in the French capital, Capek encountered the newly-invented style of Cubism*.

Upon his return to Prague in 1911, Capek became a leader of Czech Cubism. In 1917 Capek received acclaim following the publication of the issue of the progressive Berliner magazine Die Aktion devoted to him. One year later he found himself amongst the founding members of the group Tvrdosijni.

He invented the word "robot", introduced into literature by his brother, Karel.  Due to his critical attitude towards national socialism and Adolf Hitler, he was arrested after   ...  Displaying 750 of 919 characters.

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