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Frantisek Drtikol

Frantisek Drtikol (1883-1961),  was pioneering Czech photographer known for his avant-garde nude portraiture.  He incorporated elements of Art Nouveau and Art Deco into his stylized black and white images. Born in Pribram, Austro-Hungarian Empire, he moved to Munich to study painting and photography. He later moved to Prague in 1907, where he opened his own studio. His work often juxtaposed the curvature of the female form with geometric abstractions. In the 1930s he began to eliminate the body from his work and began to cut human-shaped forms out of paper and form his work around those.

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