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Karel Otto Hrubý – A Versatile Photographer in Difficult Times

Karel Otto Hrubý – A Versatile Photographer in Difficult Times

2 September – 30 December 2017, No vernissage

The exhibition presents black and white photographs of the landscape and folk customs of Orava, Liptov and Pováží from the well known Czechoslovak photographer K.O. Hrubý (1916–1998), who was also a painter, musician, cameraman and pedagogue . He also co-founded the first permanent photography gallery in Czechoslovakia – J. Funke's Photography Cabinet in the House of the Lords of Kunštát, as well as the Union of Czech Photographers and the Institute of Fine Photography. He was born in Vienna but also had a close relationship with the local region since he lived in the nearby village of Senotín (near Nová Bystřice) during his latter years, where he devoted himself mainly to painting which is also represented here.

However, the public primarily knows him as an outstanding landscape photographer. His works can be found in many pictorial publications and in the collections of the Moravian Gallery in Brno and other Czech galleries. Through his pedagogical and organizational activities he significantly contributed to the development of Czechoslovak creative photography. The exhibition was prepared and presented for the first time in 2016, by the Nahoře gallery in České Budějovice for the 100th anniversary of the author's birth.