Věra Janoušková

Věra Janoušková

1922 Úbislavice u Jičína ✚2010 Prague

 

1941-1942

Attends elementary school. Studies at the Vocational School of Sculpture and Stonework in Hořice.

1942-1944

Studies at the School of Applied Arts in Prague in the studio of prof. Karel Dvořák.

1945-1948

Studies at the School of Applied Arts in Prague (since 1948 at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design) in the studio of prof. Josef Wagner. Her classmates are Vladimír Janoušek, Miloš Chlupáč, Eva Kmentová, Zdeněk Palcr, Alina Szapocznikovová, Olbram Zoubek.

1948

Marries Vladimír Janoušek.

1948-1949

Studies for two semesters at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia under prof. Ivan Funěv. Becomes acquainted with Bulgarian folk art and with ancient monuments on the territory of Bulgaria.

1952

Admitted to the II. Regional Center of the Czechoslovak Technical University, Umělecká beseda. Here she meets Václav Bartovský and other artists of the future UB12 Group. She and her husband acquire a studio on Malátova Street in Smíchov.

1957

During a trip to the USSR she visits Moscow, Leningrad, a Russian monastery and temples in Zagorsk, and the Cathedral of St. Sofia in Kiev. In Warsaw she visits the studio of Alina Szapoczniková.

1958

Study trip to Greece.

1960

Independent exhibition with Adriena Šimotová in the Hall of People’s Democracy on Charles Square. Starts working in her new studio in Břevnov. Here she creates her hand-sewn tapestries. Study trip to Paris.

1960s

Begins to use asbestos cement, masters welding technology, begins to create sculptures from coal slag, reliefs from white gypsum with elements of metal, sculptures and items from found objects, as well as her first collages from waste paper.

1962

Visits Tigra Jiu in Romania, where she becomes acquainted with religious monuments, the work of Brancusi, and folk art.

1962-1964

Together with her husband, she builds a studio in Košíře, which becomes an important art center in the sixties.

1965

Solo exhibition at the Václav Spála Gallery in Prague.

1966-1969

Trip to Egypt and Italy.

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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