(1890 - 1972)
Jan Matulka was active/lived in New York / Czech Republic. Jan Matulka is known for Cubist figure, landcape and still life painting.
Biography Jan Matulka
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 Design, and in 1917, received the first Pulitzer
Traveling Scholarship with which he traveled and painted in the
Southwest and Florida. His work from this period showed a turning
towards a more abstract style, replacing his earlier realism.<
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