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