Josef Černý

13.1.1943, Praha

Josef Černý was born in Prague, he grew up in Sokolov, where he moved as a three-year-old with his parents and lived there until 1966. He was originally a fine mechanic. After various peripetia he finally settled in Pilsen, where he still works professionally. Many of his paintings are also made in a cottage in Sušice.
Josef Černý received his art education primarily through a combination of his own efforts and private studies with professional artists, such as František Jelínek in Karlovy Vary (1961-1963) or Vladimír Havlic in Pilsen (1970-1973). In 1978-1981 he graduated from art school led by Lumír Topinka.
The artistic expression of the painter finally crystallized in a natural way and settled in the form of classical landscape paintings, but also landscape corners or rural and urban motifs. Ports and genre motifs of urban life are also included in the work. From the technical point of view, drawing, gouache and acrylic predominate, we also encounter oil painting and other techniques. Josef Černý's works are based on the perceived reality and in a way respect it, but by eliminating the detail, abbreviation and swing of the line, creation deviates from mere descriptiveness. His paintings are represented in private collections in the Czech Republic and abroad (Germany, France, Sweden, USA, Australia, etc.).
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