František Burant

František Burant

1913 Horní Újezd u Litomyšle ✚2005 in Prague

 

1933-1937

Studies drawing and descriptive geometry at the Czech Technical University in Prague.

1937-1939

Studies painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague under prof. Willi Nowak. During this time he meets the sculptor Jan Křížek.

1942

Becomes a member of Umělecká beseda. Gets married. The Boštík family have five children. Creates his first abstract drawings.

1945

Completes his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in the graphic studio. Through Jiří Mrázek he meets the students of the School of Applied Arts, future members of UB12.

1953

Confrontational exhibition of Václav Boštík, Jiří John, Stanislav Kolíbal, Daisy Mrázková, Jiří Mrázek, Adriena Šimotová in the studio of Václav Boštík in Prague, Nad Královskou oborou 15.

1953-1955

Employed as a laboratory technician and photographer in the Laboratory of higher nervous activity of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences.

1953-1959

Together with Jiří John implements the Memorial of Jewish Victims of Nazism in the Pinkas Synagogue in Prague.

1956

Trip to Paris with Jiří John (with an exhibition of children’s drawings from the Terezín concentration camp).

1957

Solo exhibition at the Aleš Hall of Umělecká beseda in Prague.

Exhibits his abstract work.

1968

Solo exhibition in the New Hall in Prague. A six-month stay in Paris.

1970
With the advent of Normalization, the group UB 12 began to dissolve and was officially banned in 1970.


Based on biographical data of the members of UB12 up to 1970 in: SLAVICKÁ Milena. UB 12 - Studies, interviews, documents. Prague: Gallery in cooperation with Gema Art a o.s. OSVU, 2006, pp. 306-311

 

Selected artworks


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