Jindřich Štyrský (11 August 1899, Čermná u Kyšperka – 21 March 1942, Prague) was a Czech Surrealist painter, poet, editor, photographer, and graphic artist. His outstanding and varied oeuvre included numerous book covers and illustrations. He also wrote studies of both Arthur Rimbaud and Marquis de Sade. Along with his artistic partner Toyen (Marie Čermínová), he became a member of Devětsil in 1923, participating in their group exhibitions. He and Toyen also exhibited in Paris in the late 1920s, where they founded their own movement, Artificialism. Between 1928 and 1929 he was designer for the group's drama wing, the Osvobozené divadlo, where he collaborated with Vítězslav Nezval and others. Štyrský was also an active editor. In addition to his Edition 69 series, he edited the Erotická revue, which he launched in 1930, and Odeon, where many of his shorter texts appeared. He was a founding member of The Surrealist Group of Czechoslovakia.
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Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and was a founding member of the Děvetsil group in 1920. One of the leading Czech artists devoted to surrealism; he exhibited paintings, collages, and photographs at the first surrealist exhibition in Prague in 1935. In 1941 he published an anti-Hitler tract in collaboration with the poet Jindřich Heisler entitled "Na jehlách těchto dnů."
Artist, Writer, Collagist, Painter, Photographer
Jindřich Štýrský, Jindrich Styrsky, J. Kunc, Jindrich Štyrský
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