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Signed and dated in pencil on verso.Josef Vetrovsky was born in Czechoslovakia in 1897. A prominent amateur photographer, Vetrovsky was a member of the Czech Club of Amateur Photographers in Prague beginning in 1932, and was chairman of the club from1940 to 1943.Vetrovsky focused mainly on portrait and landscape photography, genre pictures and nudes. On the latter work he was strongly influenced by Frantisek Drtikol, who utilized light and shadows as well as the use of geometrical decorations.In 1939 he had an independent exhibition in the Hall of Good Photography in Prague, was published in the Fotograficky obzor (Photograpic Horizon) and the yearbooks Ceskoslovenska fotografie (Czechoslovak Photography).He died during WWII in 1944, so his work is very rare. For more information on this photographer, see: Czech Photographic Avant-Garde 1918-48, edited by Vladimír Birgus, The MIT Press, Cambridge/London 2001.

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Female Nude
Josef Vetrovsky Female Nude

Price $750

Main Image

Ref.# 10447

Medium Silver print

Mount unmounted

Photo Date 1929  Print Date 1929

Dimensions 6-7/8 x 4-7/8 in. (175 x 124 mm)

Photo Country Czech Republic

Photographer Country Czech Republic


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