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Emil Filla

 (1882 - 1953)
Emil Filla was active/lived in Czech Republic.  Emil Filla is known for painting and sculpture.

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Emil Filla


Emil Filla (1882-1953)

The beginnings of modern Czech art and painting, particularly Cubism, are inextricably linked with the name Emil Filla.  After training under Franz Thiele and Vlaho Bukovac at the Prague Fine Arts Academy, he traveled extensively before joining other young artists, among them Procházka and Kubín, to found the group Osma (the Group of Eight) in 1907.  The group was oriented toward both the Paris Fauves and the German movement Die Brücke.

To Filla, however, Munch's painting was also important and, a few years later, the influence of El Greco became apparent in his work.  In 1909, Emil Filla joined the venerable secessionist artists association SVU Mánes but left i  ...  Displaying 750 of 2730 characters.



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About  Emil Filla

Born:  1882 - Chropyne, Moravia
Died:   1953 - Prague, Czech Republic
Known for:  painting and sculpture