Among the progressive artists of the world, a place of honor belongs to the Czech artist Josef Chapek. A man of advanced convictions, he was critical of bourgeois society, raised his voice against fascism, paying for it at the cost of his own life.
The artist was born in 1887 in the family of a doctor. His childhood was spent in the North-Eastern Czech Republic. Little Joseph was a quiet, thoughtful child. At school, the boy studied reluctantly, drawing, not obeying the rules, and often the teacher repeated: “Chapek, you will never make a painter.” Continue reading